Evolution and Conservation of Salmon

Salmon swimming upstream to spawn

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Tahoe Science Center

Take a close look at the Evolution and Conservation of Salmon with UC Davis Associate Professor Mike Miller. Using new DNA analysis methods, researchers found that early migrating salmon populations depend on a single gene, and this genetic variant cannot be expected to easily re-evolve if lost. These new technologies for analyzing DNA may transform how imperiled species are considered and managed for conservation protection. These technologies can be applied to a wide range of species around the world. No host bar available at 5:30pm, presentation begins at 6:00 p.m. $5 donation collected at the door.

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