Individual Identification and Genetic Variation of Lions (Panthera leo) from Two Protected Areas in Nigeria

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This survey was conducted in two protected areas in Nigeria to genetically identify individual lions and to determine the genetic variation within and between the populations. We used faecal sample DNA, a non-invasive alternative to the risky and laborious task of taking samples directly from the animals, often preceded by catching and immobilization. Data… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084288

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