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Range overlap and individual movements during breeding season influence genetic relationships of caribou herds in south-central Alaska

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2012

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Roffler, Gretchen H., Adams, Layne G., Talbot, Sandra L., Sage, George K., and Dale, Bruce W., 2012, Range overlap and individual movements during breeding season influence genetic relationships of caribou herds in south-central Alaska: Journal of Mammalogy, v. 93, no. 5, p. 1318-1330.

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North American caribou (Rangifer tarandus) herds commonly exhibit little nuclear genetic differentiation among adjacent herds, although available evidence supports strong demographic separation, even for herds with seasonal range overlap. During 1997–2003, we studied the Mentasta and Nelchina caribou herds in south-central Alaska using radiotelemetry to determine individual movements and range overlap during the breeding season, and nuclear and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) markers to assess levels of genetic differentiation. Although the herds were considered discrete because females calved in separate regions, individual movements and breeding-range overlap in some years provided opportunity for male-mediated gene flow, even without [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1644/11-MAMM-A-275.1

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