Introgression of Coyote Mitochondrial Dna into Sympatric North American Gray Wolf Populations.

@article{Lehman1991IntrogressionOC,
  title={Introgression of Coyote Mitochondrial Dna into Sympatric North American Gray Wolf Populations.},
  author={Niles Lehman and Andrew Eisenhawer and Kimberly Hansen and L David Mech and Rolf O. Peterson and Peter J P Gogan and Robert K. Wayne},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1991},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={104-119}
}
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) genotypes of gray wolves and coyotes from localities throughout North America were determined using restriction fragment length polymorphisms. Of the 13 genotypes found among the wolves, 7 are clearly of coyote origin, indicating that genetic transfer of coyote mtDNA into wolf populations has occurred through hybridization. The transfer of mtDNA appears unidirectional from coyotes into wolves because no coyotes sampled have a wolf-derived mtDNA genotype. Wolves… CONTINUE READING
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