Avian Genetic Resources at Risk: An Assessment and Proposal for Conservation of Genetic Stocks in the USA and Canada

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Full document (124 pages): 3.7Mb

Front cover (2 pages, color): 543Kb

Title page and contents (6 pages): 123Kb

Preface and Executive Summary (12 pages): 125Kb

Ch. 1: Introduction (4 pages): 113Kb

Ch. 2: Avian genetic diversity (10 pages): 1.11Mb

Ch. 3: Avian genetic resources for biological research (10 pages): 777Kb

Ch. 4: Conserving avian genetic resources (6 pages): 299Kb

Ch. 5: Genetic stocks: Current resources and recent losses (8 pages): 138Kb

Ch. 6: An Avian Genetic Resources System: Proposal (8 pages): 144Kb

References (8 pages): 135Kb

App. 1: Instructions and survey form sent to researchers (2 pages): 64.4Kb

App. 2: Genetic stock collection data (4 pages): 96.1Kb

App. 2: Table 2.1, Stock information, (32 pages): 175Kb
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App. 2: Table 2.2, Stocks listed by country, state or province, institution, and curator (8 pages): 35.9Kb

Appendix 2: Table 2.3, Curator contact information (2 pages):14.6Kb

Back cover (2 pages, color): 506Kb

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