Genetic status of Tiger Shark in Australia

Safai_finalhons_seminar_2 (1)Congratulations to Safia Maher who has completed her BSc Hons project on tiger shark genetics at MFL.

Safia gave a seminar at UQ last Friday summarising her work. By analysing DNA extracted from tiger shark jaws and modern samples, Safia has been able to quantify a change in genetic diversity on the eastern compared to the western coast of Australia.

Safia’s project complements work underway by MFL group members Bonnie Holmes and Einar Nielsen on the genetics of this species in the Indopacific region.