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Fact Sheet 2012–3110

Genetic Research for Wildlife and Fisheries Management—
A Primer

By Rachel J. Pawlitz, Margaret E. Hunter, and Nathan A. Johnson

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Abstract

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) use a range of research approaches to investigate the genetics of native and non-native species that are being managed. This Fact Sheet outlines those approaches and explains the type of information they provide.

First posted September 24, 2012

For additional information contact:
Dr. Margaret E. Hunter, Research Geneticist
USGS Southeast Ecological Science Center
7920 NW 71st Street
Gainesville, Florida 32653
Phone: (352) 264–3484
Email: mhunter@usgs.gov

Or

Nathan A. Johnson, Mussel Ecologist
USGS Southeast Ecological Science Center
7920 NW 71st Street
Gainesville, Florida 32653
Phone: (352) 264–3574
Email: najohnson@usgs.gov

http://sesc.usgs.gov

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Suggested citation:

Pawlitz, R.J., Hunter, M.E., and Johnson, N.A., 2012, Genetic research for wildlife and fisheries management—A primer: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3110, 2 p., available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3110/.




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