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Application of a PCR-based approach to identify sex in Hawaiian honeycreepers (Drepanidinae)

Pacific Conservation Biology

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Abstract

The application of molecular techniques to conservation genetics issues can provide important guidance criteria for management of endangered species. The results from this study establish that PCR-based approaches for sex determination developed in other bird species (Griffiths and Tiwari 1995; Griffiths et al. 1996, 1998; Ellegren 1996) can be applied with a high degree of confidence to at least four species of Hawaiian honeycreepers. This provides a rapid, reliable method with which population managers can optimize sex ratios within populations of endangered species that are subject to artificial manipulation through captive breeding programmes or geographic translocation.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Application of a PCR-based approach to identify sex in Hawaiian honeycreepers (Drepanidinae)
Series title:
Pacific Conservation Biology
Volume
6
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Pacific Conservation Biology
First page:
14
Last page:
17
Number of Pages:
4