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1 February 2002 GENETIC VARIATION AT A MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY LOCUS WITHIN AND AMONG POPULATIONS OF WHITE-TAILED DEER (ODOCOILEUS VIRGINIANUS)
Ronald A. Van Den Bussche, Tami G. Ross, Steven R. Hoofer
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We examined genetic variability and spatial heterogeneity of a class-II locus of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) for 7 populations of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from Iowa, New York, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Although white-tailed deer east of the Mississippi River have experienced drastic population reduction, all populations exhibited high levels of allelic diversity and all but 2 pairwise comparisons exhibited evidence of significant population divergence. These results suggest that previous bottlenecks have not drastically reduced Mhc-DRB allelic diversity in white-tailed deer.

Ronald A. Van Den Bussche, Tami G. Ross, and Steven R. Hoofer "GENETIC VARIATION AT A MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY LOCUS WITHIN AND AMONG POPULATIONS OF WHITE-TAILED DEER (ODOCOILEUS VIRGINIANUS)," Journal of Mammalogy 83(1), 31-39, (1 February 2002). https://doi.org/10.1644/1545-1542(2002)083<0031:GVAAMH>2.0.CO;2
Accepted: 14 April 2001; Published: 1 February 2002
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