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Frozen gene pools - A future for species otherwise destined for extinction

American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums Regional Conference Proceedings

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Abstract

Conclusion: Semen banks and ova and embryo banks can be practical methods to maintain gene pools. Gene pool preservation is desperately needed today due to the rapid decline in number of species and their habitat, a matter that is of concern to.biologists, economists, and politicians worldwide. Techniques are available for the cryopreservation of semen from many animals (and embryos from a few mammals) and adaptations of these techniques to other animals should be possible. A frozen gene pool in conjunction with existing programs makes it possible to preserve gene pools at less cost or in.some cases where no other alternative to extinction existed.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Frozen gene pools - A future for species otherwise destined for extinction
Series title:
American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums Regional Conference Proceedings
Volume
1986
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
80-87
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums Regional Conference Proceedings
First page:
80
Last page:
87