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The Future of the Tiger Hinges on Gene Flow


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

Cher Away
- 83 days ago - thehindu.com
The future of tigers, with approximately 3,600 remaining in fragmented habitats worldwide, hinges not just on population expansion but also on "gene flow" or the ability of the species to migrate and breed outside their territorial gene pool, finds a new



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Comments

Jerry B. (120)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 10:58 am
Noted what beautiful animals, Great article..thanks Cher!
 

daryl bishop (239)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 10:59 am
we need to save them.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 1:44 pm
Very interesting article on the tigers, and I gather that a big problem could be interbreeding.
Noted with thanks Cher.
 

Krista Slavin (159)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 3:23 pm
Noted
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 4:30 pm
Wildlife corridors are critical to the survival of many animals.
 

Ted W. (146)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 4:11 am
Noted! Thanks for another great article Cher!
 

Sara P. (54)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 11:08 am
Noted, thanks for sharing Cher.
 

Kit H. (174)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 12:59 pm
The bigger the gene pool the more resilience of the offspring, especially true for species down to so few in population. It is essential for the gene to flow for the sake of continuation of the species.
 

Ruth S. (314)
Thursday May 1, 2014, 4:20 pm
Save the Tigers!
 
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