Portland State University. Department of Biology
Deborah A. Duffield
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Date of Publication
Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology
DNA fingerprinting, Asiatic elephant
1 online resource (3, ix, 54 pages)
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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Bischof, Laura Louise, "DNA Fingerprinting Analysis of Captive Asian Elephants, Elephas maximas" (1990). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3966.