Portland State University. Department of Biology
Lester J. Newman
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology
1 online resource (39 p.)
Bottlenose dolphin -- Genetics, Bottlenose dolphin -- Speciation, Karyotypes, Mammals -- Genetics, Mammals -- Speciation
In an attempt to correlate genetic data with possible species delineation, this study investigates the presence of chromosomal variants between the North Atlantic bottle nose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, and the North Pacific bottle nose dolphin, T. gilli. Blood samples were obtained from oceanaria in the United States. Location of capture was correlated with karyotype to compare chromosome morphology with geographic range.
Estes, Melissa Kay, "A phylokaryotypic evaluation of the genus Tursiops (family Delphinidae)" (1985). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3440.