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BIOL2609_L24_2007

BIOL2609_L24_2007 - Molecular Ecology ECOL 2007 Lecture 24...

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Molecular Ecology ECOL 2007 Lecture 24 Conservation genetics: wild and captive populations
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Wild populations There are several examples in the literature of molecular techniques helping to resolve conservation issues for wild populations We have looked at some of these before Eg: The cheetah, gray wolf A more local example can be found in the case of cetaceans mtDNA reveals most species display relative reproductive isolation despite their mobility Several species have been hunted to near extinction in recent centuries
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The humpback whale was hunted to near extinction in the 1960’s
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