Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 69–71 | Cite as

Development of polymorphic microsatellite markers for the bonnethead shark, Sphyrna tiburo

  • Kimberly A. Price
  • Jason R. O’Bryhim
  • Kenneth L. Jones
  • Stacey L. Lance
Microsatellite Letters


We isolated and characterized a total of 22 microsatellite loci from Sphyrna tiburo. Loci were screened in 24 individuals from St. Catherine’s Island, Georgia. These new loci will provide tools for determining population changes in this species that could have direct economic and ecological impacts on lower trophic species.


Sphyrna tiburo Illumina Microsatellite PCR primers 



Manuscript preparation was partially supported by the DOE under Award Number DE-FC09-07SR22506 to the University of Georgia Research Foundation. Dr. Bruce Saul and students from Georgia Regents University assisted with sample collection.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kimberly A. Price
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jason R. O’Bryhim
    • 1
  • Kenneth L. Jones
    • 3
  • Stacey L. Lance
    • 1
  1. 1.Savannah River Ecology LaboratoryUniversity of GeorgiaAikenUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyGeorgia Regents UniversityAugustaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular GeneticsUniversity of Colorado School of MedicineAuroraUSA

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