Data from: Genetic approaches refine ex situ lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris) conservation

Anders Gonçalves Da Silva, Danielle Lalonde, Viviana Quse, Alan Shoemaker & Michael Russello
Ex situ conservation management remains an important tool in the face of continued habitat loss and global environmental change. Here, we use microsatellite marker variation to evaluate conventional assumptions of pedigree-based ex situ population management and directly inform a captive lowland tapir breeding program within a range country. We found relatively high levels of genetic variation (Ntotal = 41; mean HE = 0.67 over 10 variable loci) and little evidence for relatedness among founder individuals...
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