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Genetic criteria for the reintroduction of Huso huso in the Adriatic Sea

The restoration of the extinct Adriatic population of Beluga sturgeon, an iconic species with economic and traditional relevance, is a priority in upcoming conservation strategies but it must not occur without deep prior knowledge on the current diversity distribution. We defined informed criteria for the reintroduction of Beluga in Italian rivers by analysing its contemporary and ancient diversity based on a multi‐markers approach.

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