Data from: Towards a genome-wide approach for detecting hybrids: informative SNPs to detect introgression between domestic cats and European wildcats (Felis silvestris)

Rita Oliveira, Ettore Randi, Federica Mattucci, Jennifer Kurushima, Leslie Lyons & Paulo Alves
Endemic gene pools have been severely endangered by human-mediated hybridization, which is posing new challenges in the conservation of several vertebrate species. The endangered European wildcat is an example of this problem, as several natural populations are suffering introgression of genes from the domestic cat. The implementation of molecular methods for detecting hybridization is crucial for supporting appropriate conservation programs on the wildcat. In this study, genetic variation at 158 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) was analyzed...

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  • Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale
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  • University of Porto
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  • University of California Davis Medical Center
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