Global warming and genetic susceptibility of elephants to extinction: synthesis of a new controversial hypothesis

Garg, Abhishek D. (2007) Global warming and genetic susceptibility of elephants to extinction: synthesis of a new controversial hypothesis. Green Hope, 5 (6). pp. 37-43.

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Abstract

Global warming has been recently found to exert pressure on gene pools of animals. This has influenced the theory of many existing hypothesis. Our recent analysis of elephant evolution and its trends has led us to hypothesize a "global-warming driven extinction theory" for modern elephants especially the African Elephants. This hypothesis proposed by us, has attracted strong remarks from certain international experts. In this article, as a lead author of that paper, I try to discuss this hypothesis, its background and its controversy.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Elephant, African Elephant, Asian Elephant, Loxodonta africana, Elephas maximus, Mammoth, Evolution, Extinction, Mammuthus primigenius, Cheetah, Proboscidea, Elephantidae, Phylogeny, Lions, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Global Warming, Extinction
Subjects:Environment and Public Health > Environment
Genetic Processes > Evolution
Animals > Chordata > Vertebrates > Mammals
Genetic Phenomena > Gene Frequency
Genetic Phenomena > Founder Effect
Genetic Phenomena > Phylogeny
Genetic Phenomena > Gene Pool
Animals > Chordata > Vertebrates
Genetic Processes > Selection (Genetics)
ID Code:2581
Deposited By:Mr. Abhishek Dinkarnath Garg
Deposited On:19 February 2008

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