SREL Reprint #0493




Starch Gel Electrophoresis for the Study of Population Genetics in White-Tailed Deer

Michael N. Manlove, John C. Avise, Hilburn O. Hillestad, Paul R. Ramsey, Michael H. Smith, and Donald O. Straney



Methods for the collection, preparation and extraction of tissues of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginienus) are given.  Electrophoretic technique, buffers, gel preparation and banding patterns for 27 proteins encoded by 28 structural loci are described.  In a survey of 400 deer from the Savannah River Plant, nine loci were shown to be polymorphic.  The potential use of population genetics information for wildlife management program is discussed.


SREL Reprint #0493

Manlove, M.N., J.C. Avise, H.O. Hillestad, P.R. Ramsey, M.H. Smith, and D.O. Straney. 1975. Starch gel electrophoresis for the study of population genetics in white tailed deer. p. 392-403. In Twenty ninth Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association Game and Fish Commissioners, edited by W.A. Rogers. St. Louis, MO.

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