Molecular assessment of population differentiation and individual assignment potential of Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) populations

  title={Molecular assessment of population differentiation and individual assignment potential of Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) populations},
  author={Evon R. Hekkala and George D. Amato and Robert DeSalle and Michael J. Blum},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
Conservation and management of widespread species can be improved if populations exhibiting genetic differentiation are recognized as local management units. Specimens of Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) corresponding to major river drainage systems from Eastern Africa and Madagascar, and a small set of samples from Western Africa, were analyzed using multilocus genotyping to evaluate the potential to discriminate among locations and to assign individuals to population of origin… 
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