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Genetic Origin of the Two Galápagos Tortoises in the Ueno Zoo, Japan Based on Mitochondrial DNA Sequences

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  • Genetic Origin of the Two Galapagos Tortoises in the Ueno Zoo, Japan Based on Mitochondrial DNA Sequences

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Abstract

<p>Galápagos tortoises are a symbolic animal in terms of conservation biology as well as evolutionary biology, and both in situ and ex situ conservation programs are currently underway. For endangered species, captive individuals can perform a certain role as genetic reservoirs for ongoing and future breeding programs We examined the genetic identities of two giant tortoises in Ueno Zoo, Japan. The mitochondrial genotype of the older tortoise, Taro, as appeared to be that of Chelonoidis porteri from Santa Cruz island. The mitochondrial genotype of the younger tortoise, Kamekichi, was identified as either C. becki from the northern area of Isabela island, or C. darwini from Santiago island. These genetic analyses serve as reference data for the future conservation management of captive Galápagos tortoises.</p>

Journal

  • Current Herpetology

    Current Herpetology 38 (1), 1-5, 2019

    The Herpetological Society of Japan

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  • CRID
    1390282763101570304
  • NII Article ID
    130007604932
  • NII Book ID
    AA12246863
  • DOI
    10.5358/hsj.38.1
  • ISSN
    18811019
    13455834
  • NDL BIB ID
    029535478
  • Text Lang
    en
  • Data Source
    • JaLC
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