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Adaptations to captivity in the butterfly Pieris brassicae (L.) and the implications for ex situ conservation

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Captive breeding has been suggested as a method of conserving many threatened vertebrates, and is increasingly being proposed as a valuable conservation strategy for invertebrates. Potential genetic problems associated with ex situ conservation are widely recognized. but a further issue has received less attention: the possibility that populations will undergo adaptation to the captive environment, rendering them less well adapted to survival in the wild. We investigated six traits related to...

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10.1023/A:1011348716934

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF INSECT CONSERVATION
Volume:
5
Issue:
1
Pages:
55-63
Publication date:
2001-03-01
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ISSN:
1366-638X
Source identifiers:
210794
Language:
English
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uuid:cf8a9e79-8e9d-4e5c-a97a-5e1de79ab824
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2013-11-16

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