Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

Research Publications: UM-SG-RS-2005-17

Title: 

Gene identification of cryptic juveniles of little skate and winter skate.

Year: 

2005

Authors: 

Bremer, A; Frisk, MG; Miller, TJ; Turner, JV; Kwil, K

Source: 

Journal of Fish Biology 66(4):1117-1182

DOI: 

10.1111/j.0022-1112.2005.00664.x

Abstract: 

As the morphological discrimination of winter skate Leucoraja ocellata and little skate Leucoraja erinacea juveniles is unreliable, a genetic assay, based on the restriction digest with Sty I of a segment of mitochondrial DNA cytochrome oxidase I gene, capable of discriminating the species was developed. The reliable identification of species can be used to improve the accuracy of population assessment models.

Maryland Sea Grant Topic(s): 

'Related Research Project(s)' link to details about research projects funded by Maryland Sea Grant that led to this publication. These details may include other impacts and accomplishments resulting from the research.

'Maryland Sea Grant Topic(s)' links to related pages on the Maryland Sea Grant website.