Klein, J.D. & Asbury, T.A. & da Silva, C. & Hull, K.L. & Dicken, M.L. & Gennari, E. & Maduna, S.N. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. (2022)
Site fidelity and shallow genetic structure in the common smooth-hound shark Mustelus mustelus confirmed by tag-recapture and genetic data. Journal of Fish Biology, in press
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Asbury, T.A. & Bennett, R. & Price, A.S. & da Silva, C. & Burgener, M. & Klein, J.D. & Maduna, S.N. & Sidat, N. & Fernando, S. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. (2021)
Application of DNA mini-barcoding reveals illegal trade in endangered shark products in southern Africa. African Journal of Marine Science, 43(4), 511–520
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Maduna, S.N. & Hull, K.L. & Farrell, E.D. & Boomer, J.J. & Verissimo, A.N.A. & Marino, I.A.M. & Mazzoldi, C. & Zane, L. & Wintner, S.P. & Chesalin, M.V. & da Silva, C. & Gubili, C. & Mariani, S. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. (2020)
Historical biogeography of smoothhound sharks (genus Mustelus) of Southern Africa reveals multiple dispersal events from the Northern Hemisphere. Systematics and Biodiversity, 18(7), 633–645
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Klein, J.D. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. & Dicken, M.L. & Emami-Khoyi, A. & Mmonwa, K.L. & Teske, P.R. (2020)
A globally threatened shark, Carcharias taurus, shows no population decline in South Africa. Scientific Reports, 10, Article 17959
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Klein, J.D. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. & Dicken, M.L. & Mmonwa, K.L. & Teske, P.R. (2019)
Reproductive philopatry in a coastal shark drives age-related population structure. Marine Biology, 166(3), Article 26
DOI: 10.1007/s00227-019-3467-7
Klein, J.D. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. & Dicken, M.L. & Emami-Khoyi, A. & Mmonwa, K.L. & Teske, P.R. (2019)
Genomic resources for the spotted ragged-tooth shark Carcharias taurus. African Journal of Marine Science, 41(1), 115–118
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Hull, K.L. & Asbury, T.A. & da Silva, C. & Dicken, M.L. & Verissimo, A. & Farrell, E.D. & Mariani, S. & Mazzoldi, C. & Marino, I.A.M. & Zane, L. & Maduna, S.N. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. (2019)
Strong genetic isolation despite wide distribution in a commercially exploited coastal shark. Hydrobiologia, 838(1), 121–137
DOI: 10.1007/s10750-019-03982-8
Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. & Maduna, S.N. & Hull, K.L. & Bell, J. & Rossouw, C. & Wintner, S.P. (2019)
Evidence for multiple paternity and confirmation of an Indo-Pacific origin of blacktip shark Carcharhinus limbatus occurring in South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science, 41(3), 281–289
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Kuguru, G. & Gennari, E. & Wintner, S. & Dicken, M.L. & Klein, J.D. & Rhode, C. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. (2019)
Spatio-temporal genetic variation of juvenile smooth hammerhead sharks in South Africa. Marine Biology Research, 15(10), 568–579
DOI: 10.1080/17451000.2019.1695058
Maduna, S.N. & Van Wyk, J.H. & da Silva, C. & Gennari, E. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. (2018)
Evidence for sperm storage in common smoothhound shark Mustelus mustelus and paternity assessment in a single litter from South Africa. Journal of Fish Biology, 92(4), 1183–1191
DOI: 10.1111/jfb.13565
Van Staden, M. & Gledhill, K.S. & Rhode, C. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. (2018)
The complete mitochondrial genome and phylogenetic position of the leopard catshark, Poroderma pantherinum. Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 3(2), 750–752
DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2018.1483772
Hull, K.L. & Maduna, S.N. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. (2018)
Characterization of the complete mitochondrial genome of the common smoothhouad shark, Mustelus mustelus (Carcharhiniformes: Triakidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 3(2), 964–965
DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2018.1507642
Maduna, S.N. & Rossouw, C. & Slabbert, R. & Wintner, S.P. & da Silva, C. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. (2018)
New polymorphic microsatellite loci revealed for the dusky shark Carcharhinus obscurus through Ion Proton double-digest RAD sequencing. Molecular Biology Reports, 45(1), 2759–2763
DOI: 10.1007/s11033-018-4338-x
Maduna, S.N. & Rossouw, C. & da Silva, C. & Soekoe, M. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. (2017)
Species identification and comparative population genetics of four coastal houndsharks based on novel NGS mined microsatellites. Ecology and Evolution, 7(5), 1462–1486
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2770
Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. & Bitalo, D. & Cuevas, J.M. & Ovenden, J. & Hernandez, S. & da Silva, C. & McCord, M. & Roodt-Wilding, R. (2017)
Population genetics of Southern Hemisphere tope shark (Galeorhinus galeus): Intercontinental divergence and constrained gene flow at different geographical scales. PLoS ONE, 12(9), Article e0184481
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184481
Maduna, S.N. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. (2017)
Molecular research on the systematically challenging smoothhound shark genus Mustelus: a synthesis of the past 30 years. African Journal of Marine Science, 39(4), 373–387
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Maduna, S.N. & da Silva, C. & Wintner, S.P. & Roodt-Wilding, R. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. (2016)
When two oceans meet: regional population genetics of an exploited coastal shark Mustelus mustelus. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 544, 183–196
DOI: 10.3354/meps11596
Rossouw, C. & Wintner, S.P. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. (2016)
Assessing multiple paternity in three commercially exploited shark species: Mustelus mustelus, Carcharhinus obscurus and Sphyrna lewini. Journal of Fish Biology, 89(2), 1125–1141
DOI: 10.1111/jfb.12996
Bitalo, D.N. & Maduna, S.N. & da Silva, C. & Roodt-Wilding, R. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. (2015)
Differential gene flow patterns for two commercially exploited shark species, tope (Galeorhinus galeus) and common smoothhound (Mustelus mustelus) along the south–west coast of South Africa. Fisheries Research, 172, 190–196
DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2015.07.003
Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. & Gledhill, K.S. (2015)
Molecular species identification and population genetics of chondrichthyans in South Africa: current challenges, priorities and progress. African Zoology, 50(3), 205–217
DOI: 10.1080/15627020.2015.1063408
Gledhill, K.S. & Kessel, S.T. & Guttridge, T.L. & Hansell, A.C. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. & Feldheim, K.A. & Gruber, S.H. & Chapman, D.D. (2015)
Genetic structure, population demography and seasonal occurrence of blacktip shark Carcharhinus limbatus in Bimini, the Bahamas. Journal of Fish Biology, 87(6), 1371–1388
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Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. & Gledhill, K.S. (2014)
How genetics can be incorporated into fisheries management, sustainable utilisation and conservation efforts of Southern African shark species- an overview and future endeavours [Abstract]. In Programm and Abstracts of Shark International, Durban 2014: 20
Bitalo, D.N. & Cuevas, J.M. & Ovenden, J. & Roodt-Wilding, R. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. (2014)
Genetic connectivity of tope shark, Galeorhinus galeus, across the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean inferred by microsatellite markers [Abstract]. In Programm and Abstracts of Shark International, Durban 2014: 21
Kuguru, G. & Gennari, E. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. (2014)
Genetic diversity of smooth hammerhead sharks Sphyrna zygaena: Reconstructing pedigrees and testing for population connectivity along the South African coastline using microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA [Abstract]. In Programm and Abstracts of Shark International, Durban 2014: 115
Maduna, S.N. & Roodt-Wilding, R. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. (2014)
Spatio-temporal assessment of genetic variation in the South African commercially important shark species, the common smoothhound, Mustelus mustelus [Abstract]. In Programm and Abstracts of Shark International, Durban 2014: 126
Maduna, S.N. & Rossouw, C. & Roodt-Wilding, R. & Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. (2014)
Microsatellite cross-species amplification and utility in Southern Africa elasmobranchs: A valuable resource for fisheries management and conservation [Abstract]. In Programm and Abstracts of Shark International, Durban 2014: 156
Bester-Van der Merwe, A.E. & Bitalo, D. & Maduna, S. & Gledhill, K. (2014)
Application of molecular techniques in conservation management of elasmobranchs, identifying the way forward [Abstract]. In Proceedings of the European Elasmobranch Association annual scientific conference, Leeuwarden: 41