Microsatellite variation in the reintroduced Pennsylvania elk herd.

  title={Microsatellite variation in the reintroduced Pennsylvania elk herd.},
  author={Christen Lenney Williams and Thomas L. Serfass and Rawland Cogan and O Eugene Rhodes},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  volume={11 8},
Relocation programs have restored elk (Cervus elaphus) to portions of its vast historical range. We examine the consequences of these relocation programs by assessing variation at 10 microsatellite loci in three elk herds, a source herd (Yellowstone National Park), a large herd reintroduced from Yellowstone (Custer State Park) and a bottlenecked herd reintroduced from both Yellowstone and Custer (the Pennsylvania herd). Observed single locus heterozygosities ranged from 0.000 to 0.739. Multi… CONTINUE READING