Microsatellite variability reveals the necessity for genetic input from wild giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) into the captive population.

@article{Shen2009MicrosatelliteVR,
  title={Microsatellite variability reveals the necessity for genetic input from wild giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) into the captive population.},
  author={Fujun Shen and Zhihe Zhang and Wei He and Bisong Yue and Anju Zhang and Liang Zhang and Rong Hou and Chengdong Wang and Toshi Watanabe},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={1061-70}
}
Recent success in breeding giant pandas in captivity has encouraged panda conservationists to believe that the ex situ population is ready to serve as a source for supporting the wild population. In this study, we used 11 microsatellite DNA markers to assess the amount and distribution of genetic variability present in the two largest captive populations (Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Sichuan Province and the China Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda at Wolong… CONTINUE READING
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