A novel assessment of population structure and gene flow in grey wolf populations of the Northern Rocky Mountains of the United States

  title={A novel assessment of population structure and gene flow in grey wolf populations of the Northern Rocky Mountains of the United States},
  author={B. vonHoldt and D. Stahler and E. Bangs and D. Smith and M. Jimenez and Curt M. Mack and Carter C. Niemeyer and J. Pollinger and R. Wayne},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  • B. vonHoldt, D. Stahler, +6 authors R. Wayne
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular Ecology
  • The successful re‐introduction of grey wolves to the western United States is an impressive accomplishment for conservation science. However, the degree to which subpopulations are genetically structured and connected, along with the preservation of genetic variation, is an important concern for the continued viability of the metapopulation. We analysed DNA samples from 555 Northern Rocky Mountain wolves from the three recovery areas (Greater Yellowstone Area, Montana, and Idaho), including all… CONTINUE READING
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