Persistence and expansion of cryptic endangered red wolf genomic ancestry along the American Gulf coast.

@article{vonHoldt2021PersistenceAE,
  title={Persistence and expansion of cryptic endangered red wolf genomic ancestry along the American Gulf coast.},
  author={Bridgett M. vonHoldt and Kristin E. Brzeski and Matthew L. Aardema and Christopher Schell and Linda Y Rutledge and Steven R. Fain and Amy C Shutt and Anna Linderholm and William J. Murphy},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2021}
}
Admixture and introgression play a critical role in adaptation and genetic rescue that has only recently gained a deeper appreciation. Here, we explored the geographic and genomic landscape of cryptic ancestry of the endangered red wolf that persists within the genome of a ubiquitous sister taxon, the coyote, all the while the red wolf has been extinct in the wild since the early 1980s. We assessed admixture across 120,621 SNP loci genotyped in 293 canid genomes. We found support for increased… 

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