|SREL Reprint #0576
Subdivision in a Herd of White-tailed Deer as Demonstrated by Spatial Shifts in
Manlove, Michael H. Smith, Hilburn O. Hillestad, Susan E. Fuller, Paul E. Johns,
and Donald O. Straney
Alleis frequency data for the b-hemoglobin locus
from 452 white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from the
Savannah River Plant were examined for spatial subdivision of the herd.
The usefulness of electrophoretic techniques to gather genetic
information for analysis of spatial subdivision is demonstrated.
Significant spatial heterogeneity was found; thus, the herd probably
consists of more than one functional population.
The potential use of these populations as independent management units is
SREL Reprint #0576
Manlove, M.N., M.H. Smith, H.O. Hillestad, S.E. Fuller,
P.E. Johns, and D.O. Straney. 1976. Genetic subdivision in a
herd of white tailed deer as demonstrated by spatial shifts in
gene frequencies. p. 487-492. In Thirtieth Annual Conference
of the Southeastern Association Game and Fish Commission,