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Noah D. Simons, Ronald S. Wagner and Joseph G. Lorenz Genetic diversity of North American captive-born gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) Ecology and Evolution 3

Article first published online: 26 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ece3.422

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As wild gorilla populations continue to decline, management of captive populations represents an important component to the long-term conservation of the species. Here we investigated levels of genetic diversity in captive-born North American gorillas compared to wild populations. We found that management protocols have been effective in maintaining high levels of genetic diversity compared to wild populations.

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