Disease and freeways drive genetic change in urban bobcat populations

@article{Serieys2015DiseaseAF,
  title={Disease and freeways drive genetic change in urban bobcat populations},
  author={Laurel Serieys and Amanda J. Lea and John P. Pollinger and Seth P. D. Riley and Robert K. Wayne},
  journal={Evolutionary Applications},
  year={2015},
  volume={8},
  pages={75 - 92}
}
Urbanization profoundly impacts animal populations by causing isolation, increased susceptibility to disease, and exposure to toxicants. Genetic effects include reduced effective population size, increased population substructure, and decreased adaptive potential. We investigated the influence that urbanization and a disease epizootic had on the population genetics of bobcats (Lynx rufus) distributed across a highly fragmented urban landscape. We genotyped more than 300 bobcats, sampled from… 
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