Study Reveals Evolutionary History of Imperiled Salmon Stock
A study led led by the University of California, Davis, shows that there is a new technology that can help to transform how imperiled species are considered and managed for conservation protection. These technologies can be applied to a wide range of species around the world — from mushrooms to walruses — but the study focuses on two iconic species of Pacific salmon: steelhead and chinook. With the help of these new genetic technologies, there can be used to improve conservation strategies and determinine how to prioritize populations for protection under the Endangered Species Act.
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