Paternity determination in captive lowland gorillas and orangutans and wild mountain gorillas by microsatellite analysis

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Paternity exclusion studies provide useful information for testing certain theories of behavioral ecology and for the management and conservation of both wild and captive populations of endangered species. This study used eight human nuclear microsatellite loci, in the absence of species-specific PCR primers, to genetically identify the sires of 12 captive… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02557731

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