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          CN 51-1193/Q
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A Review on the Conservation Genetics of Alligator sinensis
Author of the article:ZHU Hai-tao1,2, ZHENG Tao1, WU Xiao-bing1*
Author's Workplace:(1. College of Life Sciences, Anhui Normal University, Anhui Provincial Key Laboratory of the Conservation and Exploitation of Biological Resources, Wuhu, Anhui Province 241000, China; 2. School of Agriculture and Food Science, Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University, Lin’an, Zhejiang Province 311300, China)
Key Words: molecular marker; Alligator sinensis; conservation genetics
Abstract:Conservation genetics, a combination of conservation biology and molecular genetics, is a discipline mainly focusing on the genetic factors related with the risk of extinction and how to lower such risk by employing genetic management methods. In the past few decades, genetic studies have played great roles in the theory and practice of biodiversity conservation. This paper reviewedseveral molecular marker techniques, including AFLP, mtDNA D-loop, RAPD, microsatellite DNA, and MHC analysisof the Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis), which made several advancesin conservation genetics, e.g. sample collection, genetic diversity, individual identification, breeding management, and wild release. Meanwhile, several suggestions about the conservation of A. sinensis were put forward: 1. Reconstruct the pedigree of the Chinese alligator, 2. Increase the effort put into wild releases, 3. Enforce gene exchange among breeding populations, 4. Learn management experience from A. mississippiensis.
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