, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 23-25
Date: 21 Jun 2011

Characterization of 11 microsatellite loci for the brown smooth-hound shark, Mustelus henlei (Triakidae), discovered with next-generation sequencing

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The brown smooth-hound shark, Mustelus henlei (Triakidae), is an endemic member of the eastern Pacific shark assemblage considered both commercially and recreationally important. Here, microsatellite loci for M. henlei discovered by next-generation sequencing (Roche 454 pyrosequencing) are described. All loci were polymorphic (3–10 alleles) with observed heterozygosities between 0.24 and 0.89 and expected heterozygosities between 0.23 and 0.86. These loci are the first to be characterized explicitly for M. henlei and should be useful for the investigation of population structure and gene flow in this species and for other members of the Triakidae.