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dc.contributor.authorChatchote Thitaramen_US
dc.contributor.authorChaleamchart Somgirden_US
dc.contributor.authorSittidet Mahasawangkulen_US
dc.contributor.authorTaweepoke Angkavanichen_US
dc.contributor.authorRonnachit Roongsrien_US
dc.contributor.authorNikorn Thongtipen_US
dc.contributor.authorBen Colenbranderen_US
dc.contributor.authorFrank G. van Steenbeeken_US
dc.contributor.authorJohannes A. Lenstraen_US
dc.description.abstractThe genetic diversity and population structure of 136 captive Thai elephants (Elephas maximus) with known region of origin were investigated by analysis of 14 highly polymorphic microsatellite loci. We did not detect significant indications of inbreeding and only a low differentiation of elephants from different regions. This is probably explained by the combined effects of isolation by distance and exchange between different regions or between captive and wild elephant populations. Estimates of effective population sizes were in the range of 90-240 individuals, which emphasizes the necessity to guard against inbreeding as caused by the current use of a restricted number of breeding bulls. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009.en_US
dc.subjectAgricultural and Biological Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biologyen_US
dc.titleGenetic assessment of captive elephant (Elephas maximus) populations in Thailanden_US
article.title.sourcetitleConservation Geneticsen_US
article.volume11en_US Mai Universityen_US Universityen_US Forest Industry Organizationen_US Elephant Campen_US Reintroduction Foundationen_US Universityen_US
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