TITLE

A new conservation policy needed for reintroduction of Bengal tiger-white

AUTHOR(S)
Xavier, Nicky K.
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Current Science (00113891);10/10/2010, Vol. 99 Issue 7, p894
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author comments on the conservation of the Bengal white tiger in India. The author discusses the breeding of Bengal white tigers in Indian zoos, saying that mating homozygous recessive white tigers to achieve all white progeny will lead to inbreeding depression and loss of genetic variability. The author claims that reintroduction programs will help the problem.
ACCESSION #
54571689

 

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