DNA prints show how lions keep it in the family

Young, Stephen
June 1991
New Scientist;6/22/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1774, p24
Details experiments using DNA fingerprinting which have given scientists in the US new insights into the social behavior of lions. Kinship; Experiments of Craig Packer of the University of Minnesota and his colleagues; Genetic relationships within the pride.


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