Genetic Characterization of Eastern “ Coyotes ” in Eastern Massachusetts

  title={Genetic Characterization of Eastern “ Coyotes ” in Eastern Massachusetts},
  author={Jonathan G. Way and Linda Y Rutledge and Tyler J Wheeldon and B. N. White},
This study examined the genetic nature and relatedness of Canis latrans (Coyotes) in eastern Massachusetts (i.e., eastern Coyotes). We characterized 67 animals at the mitochondrial DNA control region, and 55 of those at 8 microsatellite loci. Structure analysis and factorial correspondence analysis of the microsatellite genotypes indicated that the eastern Coyotes in Massachusetts clustered with other northeastern Canis populations and away from western Coyotes, C. lycaon (Eastern Wolves), and… CONTINUE READING
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