Portland State University. Department of Biology
Deborah A. Duffield
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology
1 online resource (67 p.)
DNA fingerprinting, Asiatic elephant
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.
Bischof, Laura Louise, "DNA fingerprinting analysis of captive Asian elephants, Elephas maximas" (1990). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3966.