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DNA from the Past Informs Ex Situ Conservation for the Future: An “Extinct” Species of Galápagos Tortoise Identified in Captivity

  • Michael A. Russello mail,

    michael.russello@ubc.ca

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Nikos Poulakakis,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Natural History Museum of Crete, University of Crete, Irakleio, Crete, Greece

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  • James P. Gibbs,

    Affiliation: College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry, State University of New York, Syracuse, New York, United States of America

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  • Washington Tapia,

    Affiliation: Galápagos National Park Service, Puerto Ayora, Galápagos, Ecuador

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  • Edgar Benavides,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey R. Powell,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Adalgisa Caccone

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Published: January 13, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008683

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