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Diverse Gene Pool Critical for Tigers' Survival


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers, gene pool )

Cher Away
- 127 days ago - phys.org
New research by Stanford scholars shows that increasing genetic diversity among the 3,000 or so tigers left on the planet is the key to their survival as a species



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Ted W. (147)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 7:40 am
Noted! I would think a very diverse gene pool is needed for every species! Many thanks Cher for another fine news story!! :)
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 8:19 am
Ted's right...without diversity, many species will weaken and fail because they can't reach one another! Lemus are an excellent example...as are tigers and Sumatran rhinos.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 8:53 am
The whole earth is in a slum because humans have been destroying it for a long time!
 

Sara P. (56)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 10:23 am
Thanks for sharing Cher.
 

Barbara D. (96)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 10:41 am
About as depressing as it can get.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 11:03 am
I agree Barbara.
 

SJ J. (116)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 5:59 pm
Tigers are not many recently, how can gene be that 'diverse'? Human did it all.
thanks Cher
 

Sherri G. (111)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 11:37 pm
Thanks Cher I agree with all 6 commenters Noted.
 

sharon wardle (88)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 12:03 am
Translocating tigers from where they were born to a different reserve should help with gene diversity. Tiger corridors are crucial & need to be created asap so tigers can move safely between the reserves
 

Jeaneen A. (123)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 5:09 am
Noted.
 
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