Measuring the genetic diversity of Arabian Oryx using microsatellite markers: implication for captive breeding.

@article{Arif2010MeasuringTG,
  title={Measuring the genetic diversity of Arabian Oryx using microsatellite markers: implication for captive breeding.},
  author={Ibrahim Abdulwahid Arif and Haseeb Ahmad Khan and Mohammad Shobrak and Ali A. Al Homaidan and Mohammad Al Sadoon and Ahmad H. Al Farhan},
  journal={Genes \& genetic systems},
  year={2010},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={
          141-5
        }
}
Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) is an endangered antelope that is being protected by captive breeding programs. However, the long term success of these programs mainly depends on the prudent use of molecular information for conservation management. We have used an array of seven microsatellite loci to examine the molecular diversity in a representative population of 24 captive-bred and reintroduced Arabian oryx. The locus-wise mean observed heterozygosity (0.601) was found to be comparatively… 

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