Project Title: Conservation genetics of olive ridleys on the east coast of India
Main investigators: Kartik Shanker
Institution: Wildlife Institute of India
Project Partners: Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology
Location: East coast of India
Species in focus: Olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea)
Abstract: It provides information on the preliminary findings of a study relating to the conservation genetics of olive ridley turtles along the east coast of India.
Key Findings: The study revealed the presence of a dominant haplotype (K), the most ancient lineage in ridley turtles suggesting that the olive ridley population on the east coast of India to may be the source for contemporary global populations of ridleys.
Degree(s) resulting from project: Postdoc
Contact Details: Dr. Kartik Shanker, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore. E.mail: email@example.com