Hybridization and polymorphic microsatellite markers for two lagomorph species (Genus Sylvilagus): implications for conservation

Abstract

Eastern cottontails (Sylvilagus floridanus) are a prolific and popular game species in North America but have declined within the core of their range. Swamp rabbits (S. aquaticus) are sympatric with eastern cottontails and are a species of concern at the northern fringe of their range in Illinois. Although hybridization between these species may be a… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12686-009-9097-5

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