Detection of polyandric behavior in giant Amazonian river turtle (Podocnemis expansa) using microsatellites markers

@inproceedings{Morais2014DetectionOP,
  title={Detection of polyandric behavior in giant Amazonian river turtle (Podocnemis expansa) using microsatellites markers},
  author={Juliana Pereira Morais and Izeni P Farias and Robinson Botero-Arias and Cristiane S. S. Ara{\'u}jo and C{\'a}ssia Santos Camillo and Cleiton Fantin},
  year={2014}
}
Background In some species, presence of multiple paternity, due to polyandric behavior have important consequences in the effective size of a population when compared to unique paternity, mainly when it is about endangered species[1]. Because the exacerbated exploitation of meat, guts and eggs as food by local communities, giant Amazonian river turtle (Podocnemis expansa) is at low risk/dependant of conservation, according IUCN. Facing this, studies related to reproductive behavior of this… CONTINUE READING