Genetic evaluation of a proposed introduction: the case of the greater prairie chicken and the extinct heath hen.

@article{Palkovacs2004GeneticEO,
  title={Genetic evaluation of a proposed introduction: the case of the greater prairie chicken and the extinct heath hen.},
  author={Eric P Palkovacs and Adam J. Oppenheimer and Eugene Gladyshev and John E. Toepfer and George Amato and Thomas Chase and Adalgisa Caccone},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={1759-69}
}
Population introduction is an important tool for ecosystem restoration. However, before introductions should be conducted, it is important to evaluate the genetic, phenotypic and ecological suitability of possible replacement populations. Careful genetic analysis is particularly important if it is suspected that the extirpated population was unique or genetically divergent. On the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, the introduction of greater prairie chickens (Tympanuchus cupido… CONTINUE READING
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