RFLP variation within White-Tailed Deer
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
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].