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Title: Development of Genetic Markers Specific for Highly Endangered Species Rhinoceros unicornis: Strategies and Implications in Conservation
Authors: Kapur, Vipra
Bashamboo, Anu
Ali, Sher
Keywords: Endangered species;Rhinoceros unicornis;Confined gene pool;Biodiversity;Conservation genetics;DNA probes
Issue Date: Jan-2002
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Indian rhino, Rhinoceros unicornis, is a highly endangered species and unless collective efforts are made for its protection, the future of this species will continue to remain bleak. Application of restriction survey and minisatellite associated sequence amplification (MASA) for identification, cloning and sequencing of the potential genomic fragments from this species, led to the development of species specific DNA marker. These markers are envisaged to be useful for ascertaining the origin of rhino's biological samples in the event of poaching and illegal trafficking. This approach may be used for conservation and management of other endangered species.
Page(s): 96-100
ISSN: 0975-0967 (Online); 0972-5849 (Print)
Appears in Collections: IJBT Vol.01(1) [January 2002]

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