Subspecies Genetic Assignments of Worldwide Captive Tigers Increase Conservation Value of Captive Populations

@article{Luo2008SubspeciesGA,
  title={Subspecies Genetic Assignments of Worldwide Captive Tigers Increase Conservation Value of Captive Populations},
  author={S. Luo and W. Johnson and J. Martenson and A. Antunes and P. Martelli and O. Uphyrkina and K. Traylor-Holzer and James L. D. Smith and S. O'Brien},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={592-596}
}
  • S. Luo, W. Johnson, +6 authors S. O'Brien
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current Biology
  • Tigers (Panthera tigris) are disappearing rapidly from the wild, from over 100,000 in the 1900s to as few as 3000. Javan (P.t. sondaica), Bali (P.t. balica), and Caspian (P.t. virgata) subspecies are extinct, whereas the South China tiger (P.t. amoyensis) persists only in zoos. By contrast, captive tigers are flourishing, with 15,000-20,000 individuals worldwide, outnumbering their wild relatives five to seven times. We assessed subspecies genetic ancestry of 105 captive tigers from 14… CONTINUE READING

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