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Title: Reduction of genetic diversity of the Harpy Eagle in Brazilian tropical forests
Authors: Banhos, Aureo
Hrbek, Tomas
Sanaiotti, Tânia Margarete
Farias, Izeni P.
Keywords: Deforestation
Genetic Variability
Microsatellite Marker
Tropical Rain Forest
Endangered Species
Genetic Drift
Genetic Variation
Microsatellite Dna
Endangered Species
Genetic Drift
Genetic Variation
Microsatellite Repeats
Issue Date: 2016
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: PLoS ONE
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 11, Número 2
Abstract: Habitat loss and fragmentation intensify the effects of genetic drift and endogamy, reducing genetic variability of populations with serious consequences for wildlife conservation. The Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) is a forest dwelling species that is considered near threatened and suffers from habitat loss in the forests of the Neotropical region. In this study, 72 historical and current samples were assessed using eight autosomal microsatellite markers to investigate the distribution of genetic diversity of the Harpy Eagle of the Amazonian and Atlantic forests in Brazil. The results showed that the genetic diversity of Harpy Eagle decreased in the regions where deforestation is intense in the southern Amazon and Atlantic Forest. © 2016 Banhos et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148902
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