• Molecular Tools For Biodiversity Conservation: Unravelling Cat Mysteries

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      Felidae, phylogeography, distributions, conservation, ecology, scat, cats, Indian tiger.

    • Abstract


      Molecular techniques are gaining importance in biodiversityconservation in India. They are especially beneficial in thecase of rare species with cryptic habits that make them difficultstudy subjects when using conventional field techniques.Molecular tools can be used to decipher distributions andpopulation connectedness in fragmented habitats and identifypopulations of immediate conservation concern. We discussthese with case studies on some cat species in India.

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      Shomita Mukherjee1 Uma Ramakrishnan2

      1. Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History Anaikatty Coimbatore 641 108 Tamil Nadu, India.
      2. National Centre for Biological Sciences TIFR, GKVK Campus Bengaluru 560 065, India.
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