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Molecular methods which identify species-specific genetic markers are valuable for identification and genetic analysis of hybrid deer. We have used a variety of molecular techniques to compare Père David's deer Elaphurus davidianus, red deer Cervus elaphus scotticus and North American wapiti C. e. manatobensis. In total, these analyses have identifed over(More)
Interspecies hybrids between Père David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus) and red deer (Cervus elaphus) have proved to be a powerful resource in the search for quantitative trait loci (QTL) in deer. Several regions of the genome with significant effects on live weight and growth rates in backcross hybrids were detected. These include putative QTL for 6-month(More)
The unique Pere David's (Elaphurus davidianus) x red deer (Cervus elaphus) backcross hybrid has been used to search for evidence of quantitative trait loci (QTL) for antler pubertal (date and live weight at pedicle initiation) and antler seasonality (date of antler cleaning and casting) traits in temperate species of deer. Analyses using marker information(More)
Interspecies hybrids provide unique opportunities for fundamental genetic analyses and for genetic improvement of farmed deer. We have bred F1 hybrids by artificial insemination of red deer hinds (Cervus elaphus) with semen from Père David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus). The male and female F1 Père David deer x red deer hybrids were fertile and in matings(More)
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