Population genetics of sea turtle in Southeast Asia
Among the pertinent population questions commonly asked were those related to population sub-divisions, genetic distinction between populations and genetic variations between and among population. Substantial genetic information existed for a few turtle populations. Genetic studies on sea turtles in various regions, including ASEAN, were deemed necessary for a better understanding of the world turtles for their effective management and conservation. The paper provides a brief description of the molecular approaches and a short report on the progress of the genetics study by the Marine Fishery Resources Development and Management Department MFRDMD/UKM.