Sleeping with the Enemy: Wolves and Livestock Guardian Dogs

Can’t trust anyone…. Gene Flow between Wolf and Shepherd Dog Populations in Georgia (Caucasus) We studied the distribution of the mitochondrial DNA haplotypes and microsatellite genotypes at 8 loci in 102 gray wolves, 57 livestock guarding dogs, and 9 mongrel dogs from Georgia (Caucasus). Most of the studied dogs had mitochondrial haplotypes clustered with presumably…

Cats: genetic marker–based breed identification

Given their shorter breed-history I thought it would have been more difficult to identify cat breeds based on genetic markers…guess I was wrong. Variation of cats under domestication: genetic assignment of domestic cats to breeds and worldwide random-bred populations Summary Both cat breeders and the lay public have interests in the origins of their pets,…