Herkomstbepaling van patrijs in Vlaanderen

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Despite the ban on the release of game birds, you can still find partridges originating from farms in Flanders. We found about 30,000 genetic variations (or Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms, SNPs) in the Flemish partridge population. Based on the 30,000 SNPs, a final selection or panel of 200 SNPs was drawn up. In general, this panel still clearly distinguishes between bred and wild individuals and can thus be used in the future to detect illegal introductions.
However, based on genetic research, you cannot make statements about when an individual was released. Therefore, in addition to the development of a genetic panel, we also investigated whether a distinction could be made between wild individuals and individuals with a breeding origin based on isotopic composition of feathers, more specifically the two outermost primaries (P9 and P10). The isotopic signal for nitrogen is up to three times higher in wild individuals than in bred individuals.
You can use one or both methods depending on the situation and the information you want to find out.
Original languageDutch
PublisherInstituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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  • Wildlife management

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