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A guide to population, relatedness, and pedigree in conservation biology

Teri Manseau*

Department of Biodiversity, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

*Corresponding Author:
Teri Manseau
Department of Biodiversity, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
E-mail:  [email protected]

Received date: May 14, 2022, Manuscript No. IPEJBIO-22-14044; Editor assigned date: May 17, 2022, PreQC No. IPEJBIO-22-14044 (PQ); Reviewed date: May 28, 2022, QC No. IPEJBIO-22-14044; Revised date: June 7, 2022, Manuscript No. IPEJBIO-22-14044 (R); Published date: June 14, 2022, DOI: 10.36648/1860-3122.18.6.026
Citation: Manseau T (2022) A guide to population, relatedness, and pedigree in conservation biology. Electronic J Biol, 18(6): 1-2.

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