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Intra-specific RFLP variation within White-Tailed 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 [top map: letters a, b, c, e, f, h, j, x, y, & z]. Comparison with the restriction maps of other white-tailed deer [white circles] and mule deer (O. hemionus) [black circles] from western Texas shows eight RFLP sites, indicated as additional sites present (letters above the line) or absent (letters below the line) in comparison with the reference map. Gain or loss of a restriction site is due to the mutation of a single nucleotide in each site (SNP variation).

Note that the 'Longfellow A' map is shared between species [half-shaded circle]: this is a consequence of inter-specific hybridization. Comparison of the RFLP maps against a geographic map permits inferences about direction of hybridization between species  [Carr et al. 1986. Proc Natl Acad Aci 83:9576].

Figure & text material ©2016 by Steven M. Carr