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Genetic Characterization of Eastern “Coyotes” in Eastern Massachusetts
Abstract This study examined the genetic nature and relatedness of Canis latrans (Coyotes) in eastern Massachusetts (i.e., eastern Coyotes). We characterized 67 animals at the mitochondrial DNAExpand
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Genetic differentiation of eastern wolves in Algonquin Park despite bridging gene flow between coyotes and grey wolves
Distinguishing genetically differentiated populations within hybrid zones and determining the mechanisms by which introgression occurs are crucial for setting effective conservation policy. ExtensiveExpand
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Protection from harvesting restores the natural social structure of eastern wolf packs
Legal and illegal killing of animals near park borders can significantly increase the threat of extirpation for populations living within ecological reserves, especially for wide-ranging largeExpand
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Intense harvesting of eastern wolves facilitated hybridization with coyotes
Despite ethical arguments against lethal control of wildlife populations, culling is routinely used for the management of predators, invasive or pest species, and infectious diseases. Here, weExpand
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An Improved Field Method to Obtain DNA for Individual Identification From Wolf Scat
Abstract Sampling of feces for genetic studies of wild populations can be problematic because of the low quality and quantity of template DNA obtained. We used cotton swabs in the field to isolateExpand
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Comment on “Whole-genome sequence analysis shows two endemic species of North American wolf are admixtures of the coyote and gray wolf”
Whole-genome data do not support a recent hybrid origin for red and eastern wolves.
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Redefining the Role of Admixture and Genomics in Species Conservation
The generation of genome-wide sequence data has brought with it both exciting opportunities for conservation and challenges for determining appropriate management practices in the face of complexExpand
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Genetic and morphometric analysis of sixteenth century Canis skull fragments: implications for historic eastern and gray wolf distribution in North America
Resolving the taxonomy and historic ranges of species are essential to recovery plans for species at risk and conservation programs that aim to restore extirpated populations. In eastern NorthExpand
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RAD sequencing and genomic simulations resolve hybrid origins within North American Canis
Top predators are disappearing worldwide, significantly changing ecosystems that depend on top-down regulation. Conflict with humans remains the primary roadblock for large carnivore conservation,Expand
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Y-chromosome evidence supports widespread signatures of three-species Canis hybridization in eastern North America
There has been considerable discussion on the origin of the red wolf and eastern wolf and their evolution independent of the gray wolf. We analyzed mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and a Y-chromosome intronExpand
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