Bovine mtDNA Discovered in North American Bison Populations

  title={Bovine mtDNA Discovered in North American Bison Populations},
  author={Renee O. Polziehn and Curtis Strobeck and Jane Sheraton and Robin Nicholas Beech},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
North American bison (Bison bison), which once numbered in the millions, were nearly extirpated by the late 1800s. The present recovery of the bison is owed to ranchers who collected bison scattered across the prairies for the purpose of establishing founding stocks (Allen 1877; Garretson 1934; Rorabacher 1970; Dary 1974; Ogilvie 1979). By 1889 there were an estimated 200 bison in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 550 bison in Wood Buffalo National Park (Alberta and Northwest Territories… 

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