National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru
How understanding tiger genomes can help save a species
Like many other charismatic species, tigers are headed towards extinction. Can scientists help save them? Studying the DNA of tigers can help us estimate their populations and track their movements across forests. Such studies, helped by recent technological advances like genome sequencing, shed light on the history of tigers as a species. They reveal that the Indian tiger holds the key to the survival of the species.