Mitochondrial DNA analysis implying extensive hybridization of the endangered red wolf Canis rufus

@article{Wayne1991MitochondrialDA,
  title={Mitochondrial DNA analysis implying extensive hybridization of the endangered red wolf Canis rufus},
  author={Robert K. Wayne and Susan M. Jenks},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1991},
  volume={351},
  pages={565-568}
}
THE red wolf, previously endemic to the southeastern United States, declined precipitously in numbers after 1900 because of habitat destruction, predator control programmes, and hybridiz-ation with coyotes1,2. Hybridization with coyotes probably occurred as these animals, which adjust well to agriculture, became numerous and moved eastwards1–4. By 1970, red wolves existed only in extreme southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisana (Fig. 1)2. In 1967, red wolves were classified as endangered… Expand
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