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Genome-wide SNP and haplotype analyses reveal a rich history underlying dog domestication
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It is shown that dog breeds share a higher proportion of multi-locus haplotypes unique to grey wolves from the Middle East, indicating that they are a dominant source of genetic diversity for dogs rather than wolves from east Asia, as suggested by mitochondrial DNA sequence data.
A genome-wide perspective on the evolutionary history of enigmatic wolf-like canids.
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It is found that these enigmatic canids are highly admixed varieties derived from gray wolves and coyotes, respectively, and divergent genomic history suggests that they do not have a shared recent ancestry as proposed by previous researchers.
Molecular and Evolutionary History of Melanism in North American Gray Wolves
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It is shown that the melanistic K locus mutation in North American wolves derives from past hybridization with domestic dogs, has risen to high frequency in forested habitats, and exhibits a molecular signature of positive selection.
Human selection of elk behavioural traits in a landscape of fear
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Monitoring elk with satellite telemetry tested whether individuals harvested by hunters adopted less favourable behaviours than elk that survived the hunting season, finding that human hunting could evoke exploitation-induced evolutionary change, which might oppose adaptive responses to natural and sexual selection.
Transcending scale dependence in identifying habitat with resource selection functions.
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It is demonstrated that a single SRSF can be applied to predict relative habitat suitability at both local and landscape scales in support of critical habitat identification and species recovery.
Effects of Humans on Behaviour of Wildlife Exceed Those of Natural Predators in a Landscape of Fear
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In a human-dominated landscape, effects of human disturbance on elk behaviour exceed those of habitat and natural predators and should be a primary focus for future researches.
Caribou encounters with wolves increase near roads and trails: a time‐to‐event approach
Summary 1. Caribou and reindeer Rangifer tarandus are declining across North America and Scandinavia in part from wolf Canis lupus-mediated apparent competition with more abundant ungulate prey
PREY SELECTION AND PREDATION BY WOLVES IN BIAŁOWIEŻA PRIMEVAL FOREST, POLAND
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Results of this study combined with the data obtained in the Belarussian part of Białowieża Primeval Forest in 1946–1985 allowed for analysis of dietary response of wolves to changes in densities of ungulates.
Survival in the Rockies of an endangered hybrid swarm from diverged caribou (Rangifer tarandus) lineages
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Spatial ecological data show evidence of pronounced migratory behaviour within the study area, and suggest that the probability of being migratory may be higher in individual caribou carrying a Beringian–Eurasian haplotype which is mainly associated with the barren‐ground subspecies, revealing an intriguing example of postglacial mixing of diverged lineages.
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