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Master of Arts (MA)
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One of the biggest threats facing the Endangered ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) is the illegal pet trade. This study compares genotypes of 20 pet L. catta to a geographically-referenced allele frequency database of 4 wild populations (n=35) in attempt to determine their source population. This study will have many conservation implications.
Knierim, Jessica, "Combatting the Illegal Pet Trade: Using Molecular Techniques to Determine the Provenience of Illegal Ring-Tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) Pets" (2018). CUNY Academic Works.