Genetic conservation in feral populations of livestock

D. Van Vuren, P. W. Hedrick

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Abstract

Feral livestock may be sources of genetic variation with potential commercial, scientific, historical, or aesthetic value. Important variants may include primitive traits absent in modern breeds and novel or rare adaptations. Both direct and indirect evidence indicated potentially valuable traits in a population of feral sheep Ovis aries on Santa Cruz Island, California, and recently 18 lambs were captured to found a mainland population. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)312-317
Number of pages6
JournalConservation Biology
Volume3
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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Van Vuren, D., & Hedrick, P. W. (1989). Genetic conservation in feral populations of livestock. Conservation Biology, 3(3), 312-317.

Genetic conservation in feral populations of livestock. / Van Vuren, D.; Hedrick, P. W.

In: Conservation Biology, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1989, p. 312-317.

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Van Vuren, D & Hedrick, PW 1989, 'Genetic conservation in feral populations of livestock', Conservation Biology, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 312-317.
Van Vuren, D. ; Hedrick, P. W. / Genetic conservation in feral populations of livestock. In: Conservation Biology. 1989 ; Vol. 3, No. 3. pp. 312-317.
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