The DNA laboratory at Tallinn Zoo commenced its activities in March of 2017.

The main directions of the laboratory have been population genetic and phylogenetic studies. The goal has been to provide support for conservation activities in Estonia based on the information obtained from genetic research. The primary focus has been on the European mink, but research has also been conducted on the flying squirrel and wood lemming. Additionally, collaborations have been established with government institutions to assist in conducting forensic wildlife investigations.


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