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RE: 2011 pure rufescens litter

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Posted by: CBH at Mon Mar 21 12:55:27 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by CBH ]  
   

Interesting litter. Had the female been bred in the past? Could be a case of multiple paternity via sperm retention. Seems to be fairly common in the animal world (we have learned a lot using DNA data).

Paper:
www.seaturtle.org/PDF/Uller_2008_MolEcol.pdf
www.herpconbio.org/Volume_5/Issue_1/Wusterbarth_etal_2010.pdf

Thanks for sharing!
Chris
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