Genetic perspectives on “Lion Conservation Units” in Eastern and Southern Africa

@article{Dubach2013GeneticPO,
  title={Genetic perspectives on “Lion Conservation Units” in Eastern and Southern Africa},
  author={J. Dubach and M. Briggs and P. White and B. Ament and B. Patterson},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2013},
  volume={14},
  pages={741-755}
}
Current understanding of genetic variation in lions (Panthera leo) is inadequate to guide many management decisions necessary for conservation of the species. We studied sequence variation in the mitochondrial cytochrome-b (cyt-b) gene of 75 lions and nuclear variation at 11 microsatellite loci of 480 lions across 8 range states (Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia) and 13 Lion Conservation Units (LCUs) plus two other unassigned sites (Cameroon and… Expand
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