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Genetic structure of mountain lion (Puma concolor) populations in California
Analysis of 12 microsatellite loci from431 mountain lions (Puma concolor)revealed distinct genetic subdivision that wasassociated with geographic barriers andisolation by distance in California.Expand
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Molecular tracking of mountain lions in the Yosemite Valley region in California: genetic analysis using microsatellites and faecal DNA
Twelve microsatellite loci were characterized in California mountain lions (Puma concolor) and sufficient polymorphism was found to uniquely genotype 62 animals sampled at necropsy. MicrosatelliteExpand
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Bartonella spp. isolated from wild and domestic ruminants in North America.
Bartonella species were isolated from 49% of 128 cattle from California and Oklahoma, 90% of 42 mule deer from California, and 15% of 100 elk from California and Oregon. Isolates from all 63 cattle,Expand
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Genetic variation of major histocompatibility complex and microsatellite loci: a comparison in bighorn sheep.
Examining and comparing genetic variation for major histocompatibility complex (MHC) and micro-satellite (MS) loci in the same individuals provides an opportunity to understand the forces influencingExpand
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PREVALENCE OF BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS IN AFRICAN BUFFALO AT KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) was first detected in Kruger National Park (KNP) in a single African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in 1990. In 1991/1992, 2,071 African buffalo were examined for BTB as part ofExpand
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Cross-seasonal patterns of avian influenza virus in breeding and wintering migratory birds: a flyway perspective.
The spread of avian influenza viruses (AIV) in nature is intrinsically linked with the movements of wild birds. Wild birds are the reservoirs for the virus and their migration may facilitate theExpand
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Prevalence of and associated risk factors for shedding Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts and Giardia cysts within feral pig populations in California.
Populations of feral pigs (Sus scrofa) may serve as an environmental reservoir of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts and Giardia sp. cysts for source water. We conducted a cross-sectional study toExpand
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Interfacing models of wildlife habitat and human development to predict the future distribution of puma habitat
The impact of human land uses on ecological systems typically differ relative to how extensively natural conditions are modified. Exurban development is intermediate-intensity residential developmentExpand
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BIOCHEMICAL AND HEMATOLOGIC REFERENCE INTERVALS FOR FREE-RANGING DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP
Over 200 clinically normal desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) from multiple geographic areas were sampled utilizing a uniform protocol. The goals of this study were to develop comprehensiveExpand
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Multi-level, multi-scale resource selection functions and resistance surfaces for conservation planning: Pumas as a case study
The importance of examining multiple hierarchical levels when modeling resource use for wildlife has been acknowledged for decades. Multi-level resource selection functions have recently beenExpand
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