Molecular phylogeny of elasmobranchs inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear markers

  title={Molecular phylogeny of elasmobranchs inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear markers},
  author={Annam Pavan-Kumar and Pathakota Gireesh-Babu and Penumada Suresh Babu and Ashok Kumar Jaiswar and V. Hari Krishna and K. Pani Prasasd and Aparna Chaudhari and Sadashiv Gopal Raje and S. K. Chakraborty and Gopal Krishna and Wazir Singh Lakra},
  journal={Molecular Biology Reports},
The elasmobranchs (sharks, rays and skates) being the extant survivors of one of the earliest offshoots of the vertebrate evolutionary tree are good model organisms to study the primitive vertebrate conditions. They play a significant role in maintaining the ecological balance and have high economic value. Due to over-exploitation and illegal fishing worldwide, the elasmobranch stocks are being decimated at an alarming rate. Appropriate management measures are necessary for restoring depleted… 

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