Genetic variation in male Yellow-headed Blackbirds from the northern Great Plains

Canadian Journal of Zoology
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Abstract

Electrophoretic differences at 15 presumptive loci were used to assess allelic frequencies, heterozygosities, and polymorphism for male Yellow-headed Blackbirds (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) collected in east-central Alberta, north-central North Dakota, and east-central South Dakota. Five loci were polymorphic and mean heterozygosities ranged from 0.119 to 0.133. Significant differences were detected among these geographic populations of Yellow-headed Blackbirds, primarily due to differences in the allelic frequencies of isocitrate dehydrogenase and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. Differences detected were not sufficient to uniquely identify the geographic origin of Yellow-headed Blackbrids.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Genetic variation in male Yellow-headed Blackbirds from the northern Great Plains
Series title Canadian Journal of Zoology
DOI 10.1139/z92-305
Volume 70
Issue 11
Year Published 1992
Language English
Publisher Canadian Science Publishing
Contributing office(s) National Wetlands Research Center
Description 3 p.
First page 2280
Last page 2282
Country Canada, United States