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Conservation value of non-native banteng in northern Australia

Bradshaw, Corey J. A., Isagi, Y., Kaneko, S., Bowman, David M. J. S. and Brook, Barry William (2006). Conservation value of non-native banteng in northern Australia. Conservation Biology,20(4):1306-1311.

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Title Conservation value of non-native banteng in northern Australia
Author Bradshaw, Corey J. A.
Isagi, Y.
Kaneko, S.
Bowman, David M. J. S.
Brook, Barry William
Journal Name Conservation Biology
Publication Date 2006
Volume Number 20
Issue Number 4
ISSN 0888-8892   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-33746440267
Start Page 1306
End Page 1311
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Field of Research 0502 - Environmental Science and Management
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract The global species extinction crisis has provided the impetus for elaborate translocation, captive breeding, and cloning programs, but more extreme actions may be necessary. We used mitochondrial DNA, Y-chromosome, and nuclear lactoferrin-encoding gene sequencing to identify a wild population of a pure-strain endangered bovid (Bos javanicus) introduced into northern Australia over 150 years ago. This places the Australian population in a different conservation category relative to its domesticated conspecific in Indonesia (i.e., Bali cattle) that has varying degrees of introgression from other domesticated Bos spp. The success of this endangered non-native species demonstrates that although risky, the deliberate introduction of threatened exotic species into non-native habitat may provide, under some circumstances, a biologically feasible option for conserving large herbivores otherwise imperiled in their native range.
Keywords bos javanicus
endangered species
translocation
non-native species
semidomestication
satellite dna
cattle
microsatellites
mitochondrial
markers
populations
management
phylogeny
breeds
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2006.00428.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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