DNA Fingerprinting for the Protection of Endangered Species

  • J. Máthé
  • R. Wolfes
  • A. Seitz

Abstract

The main application of DNA fingerprinting is based on identity and paternity testing in man [6, 7]. In the last years it has also been increasingly used for zoological problems [2–5, 8, 10, 12, 13]. In this study DNA fingerprinting was applied for “forensics” in the field of protection of endangered species.

Keywords

Electrophoresis Nylon Parkin 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Máthé
  • R. Wolfes
  • A. Seitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für ZoologieJohannes-Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzGermany

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