HOLLAND, J. & PUTNAM, A. (2014)

Population Analysis and MateRx Japanese Serow (Capricornis crispus).

14 Seiten. Hrsg. Lincoln Park Zoo & Association of Zoos and Aquariums


Recommendations Provided from MateRx:
MateRx is analytical software developed jointly by the National Zoological Park and Lincoln Park Zoo. The primary output is a matrix of genetic ratings (Mate Suitability Indices = MSI) for every possible breeding pair in a population. MSIs allow managers to quickly discover how the genetic status of animals in their collections compare to the rest of a managed population.

Each MSI represents the genetic consequences for the population if a given pair was to produce offspring. There are seven values for MSIs: offspring of pairs rated 1, 2, or 3 would benefit the population’s genetic situation; pairs rated 4, 5, or 6 would be detrimental to the population’s genetic situation. Pairs without an MSI value (i.e., a dash [--]) should not be considered under any circumstances without consulting an advisor.



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