Carr et al 1986

Inter-specific RFLP variation of deer mitochondrial DNA

    The restriction map of a white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from Savannah River, South Carolina, includes 33 restriction sites from 10 different restriction endonucleases (letters a, b, c, e, f, h, j, x, y, & z). Comparison with the restriction map of a black-tailed deer (O. hemionus columbianus) from Hopland, California, shows 20 restriction site polymorphisms. There are nine additional sites present (letters above the line) and 11 sites absent (letters below the line) in comparison with the white-tailed deer restriction map. Gain or loss of a restriction site is due to the mutation of a single nucleotide in each site (SNP variation). Comparison of the fraction of sites shared between maps therefore permits an estimate of the DNA sequence divergence between the two species. [Carr et al. 1986. Proc Natl Acad Aci 83:9576]


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