Object structure

Title:

Conserving patterns of genetic diversity in endangered mammals by captive breeding

Creator:

Schreiber, A. ; Kotler, L. ; Kaumanns, W.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1993

Description:

Breeding endangered mammals for their conservation requires knowledge about the genetic architecture of the respective species. In taxa with tight genetic cohesion between populations, the definition of management units for captive breeding rarely poses problems, except if there are morphologically well differentiated subspecies grading into one another although they are hardly separate at the molecular level. Species with genetic diversity predominantly between populations can pose serious problems for breeders. Examples are discusses of mammalian species with complex genetic architectures, where decisions have to be drawn whether to select only certain populations for conservation, or to create an artificial taxon. Research into subspecific molecular taxonomy of rare zoo-living wildlife is frequently hampered by small sample sizes available for study, with the risk of spurious molecular taxonomic distances based on marker allele frequencies in populations influenced by genetic drift.

Subject and Keywords:

captive breeding ; conservation ; genetic diversity ; mammals ; ssaki ; rozród w niewoli ; ochrona ; zróżnicowanie genetyczne

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

38

Issue:

Suppl. 2

Start page:

71

End page:

88

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.93-43

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund