New DNA markers for penguins

  title={New DNA markers for penguins},
  author={Amy D. Roeder and Peter A. Ritchie and David M. Lambert},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
Penguins (Spheniscidae) represent a monophyletic group comprised of 17 species (Stonehouse 1975; Williams 1995). Found exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, these flightless diving birds occupy a wide range of habitats from Antarctica to the Galápagos Islands (Williams 1995). Currently, ten species are listed on IUCN’s Red List (BirdLife International 2000) as either ‘endangered’ or ‘vulnerable’. Genetic markers would be useful for resolving issues relevant to the conservation of this group… CONTINUE READING


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