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Genetic identification of spotted owls, barred owls, and their hybrids: Legal implications of hybrid identity

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Genetic identification of spotted owls, barred owls, and their hybrids: Legal implications of hybrid identity; 2004; Article; Journal; Conservation Biology; Haig, Susan M.; Wennerberg, L.; Mullins, Thomas D.; Forsman, E. D.; Trail, P.

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Recent population expansion of Barred Owls ( Strix varia) into western North America has led to concern that they may compete with and further harm the Northern Spotted Owl ( S. occidentalis caurina), which is already listed as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). Because they hybridize, there is a legal need under the ESA for forensic identification of both species and their hybrids. We used mitochondrial control-region DNA and amplified fragment-length polymorphism (AFLP) analyses to assess maternal and biparental gene flow in this hybridization process. Mitochondrial DNA sequences (524 base pairs) indicated large divergence between Barred and Spotted Owls (13.9%). Further, the species formed two distinct clades [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2004.00206.x
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