A novel SNP assay reveals increased genetic variability and abundance following translocations to a remnant Allegheny woodrat population

Jacqueline Doyle, Megan Muller-Girard, Gretchen Fowles, Joseph Duchamp, Samantha Kouneski, Cheryl Mollohan, Timothy J. Smyser, Gregory Turner & Bradford Westrich
Background: Allegheny woodrats (Neotoma magister) are found in metapopulations distributed throughout the Interior Highlands and Appalachia. Historically these metapopulations persisted as relatively fluid networks, enabling gene flow between subpopulations and recolonization of formerly extirpated regions. However, over the past 45 years, Allegheny woodrat populations have experienced population declines throughout their range due to a combination of habitat destruction, declining hard mast availability, and roundworm parasitism. In an effort to initiate genetic rescue of a small,...
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