Tracing Genetic Lineages of Captive Desert Tortoises in Arizona

@inproceedings{Edwards2010TracingGL,
  title={Tracing Genetic Lineages of Captive Desert Tortoises in Arizona},
  author={Taylor Edwards and Christopher J. Jarchow and Cristina A. Jones and Kevin E. Bonine},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract We genotyped 180 captive desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) from Kingman (n  =  45), Phoenix (n  =  113), and Tucson (n  =  22), Arizona, USA, to determine if the genetic lineage of captives is associated with that of wild tortoises in the local area (Sonoran Desert). We tested all samples for 16 short tandem repeats and sequenced 1,109 base pairs of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). To determine genetic origin, we performed assignment tests against a reference database of 997 desert… 
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