University of Minnesota, Institute for Social, Economic and Ecological Sustainability, St. Paul, Minnesota
This report addresses the feasibility of using genetic
methods as a new approach for biological control of
non-native fish within the Gila River Basin. This
feasibility study was sponsored by the Central
Arizona Project Funds Transfer Program.
The report reviews the status of existing genetic
methods including chromosome set manipulations
and recombinant DNA techniques; takes a
preliminary look at potential ecological and human
health risks; outlines policy and regulatory
considerations; stresses the need for and presents an
approach for multi-stakeholder deliberation;
provides general cost and time estimates; and
suggests integration of these considerations into a
multi-component research and development
Kapuscinski, A. R. and T. J. Patronski. 2005. Genetic methods for biological control of non-native fish in the Gila River Basin. Contract report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. University of Minnesota, Institute for Social, Economic and Ecological Sustainability, St. Paul, Minnesota. Minnesota Sea Grant Publication F 20.
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Kapuscinski, Anne R.; Patronski, Timothy J..
Genetic Methods for Biological Control of Non-Native Fish in the Gila River Basin: Final Report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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