Genetics

DOGS HAVE ‘HAPPY GENE’ THAT MAKE THEM FRIENDLIER, DIFFERENT FROM WOLVES

“Structural Variants In Genes Associated With Human Williams-beuren Syndrome Underlie Stereotypical Hypersociability In Domestic Dogs”
vonHoldt et al

ARGUEMENT FOR CONTINUED RECOGNITION OF RED AND EASTERN WOLVES AS DISTINCT TAXA FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSERVATION POLICY

“Whole genome sequence analysis shows two endemic species of North American wolf are admixtures of the coyote and gray wolf”
Hohenlohe et al

WHOLE-GNOME SEQUENCE ANALYSIS SHOWS THAT TWO DIFFERENT ENDEMIC SPECIES OF NORTH AMERICAN WOLF ARE ADMIXTURES OF THE COYOTE AND GRAY WOLF

This publication is controversial as it contradicts scientific publications
vonHoldt et al

DNA PROFILES OF THE EASTERN CANADIAN WOLF AND THE RED WOLF PROVIDE EVIDENCE FOR THE COMMON EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY INDEPENDENT OF THE GRAY WOLF

Wilson et al

A UNIQUE EVOLUTION

Biologist Robert Wayne and his research team mix old-fashioned detective work and sophisticated technology in their studies of genes in wolves and dogs.

Estimating gray wolf pack size and family relationships using noninvasive genetic sampling at rendezvous sites

Stenglein et al

A Genome-wide Perspective on the Evolutionary History of Enigmatic Wolf-like Canids

Pollinger et al 2011

Extinct Beringian Wolf Morphotype Found in the Continental U.S. has Implications for Wolf Migration and Evolution

Meachen et al 2016

Wolf Paw Print