Advisor

Deborah A. Duffield

Date of Award

1990

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology

Department

Biology

Physical Description

1 online resource (67 p.)

Subjects

DNA fingerprinting, Asiatic elephant

DOI

10.15760/etd.5850

Abstract

This thesis examined the effectiveness of DNA fingerprinting analysis for paternity ascertainment and the establishment of relatedness of captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximas). Eighteen Asian elephants from three North .American zoos were examined. Thirteen of these elephants were wild caught. Relationships between these elephants and the remaining elephants born in captivity were known.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/22547

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