[Coral-List] coconut crabs and horseshoe crabs conservation genetics
Chaolun Allen Chen
cac at gate.sinica.edu.tw
Thu Feb 9 07:18:39 EST 2006
We are developing the conservation project targeted on two large arthropods, coconut crab (Birgus
latro) and horseshoe crab ( Tachypleus tridentatus ) in the Indo-West-Pacific region. Our team includes
two groups, one is developing aquaculture technique to propagate of these two species. So far we have
quite successful results. The other group is developing microsatellite markers for conservation genetics
of these two species. For this part of project, we are seeking for the help to collect a small portion of
crab's appendage for genetic study throughout the region.
For those who can kindly provide us samples, host our field collection, or just want to know the
propagation technique of these two crabs, please feel free to contact me.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Allen Chen, PhD
Associate Research Fellow
Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics of Coral Reef Laboratory
Research Centre for Biodiversity, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
E-mail: cac at gate.sinica.edu.tw
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