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- Ernest, Holly B.; Hoar, Bruce R.; Well, Jay A.; O'Rourke, Katherine I.
- Canadian journal of veterinary research : Revue canadienne de recherche veterinaire 2010 v.74 no.2 pp. 153
- Odocoileus virginianus; prion diseases; animal genetics; microsatellite repeats; loci; haplotypes; mitochondrial DNA; nucleotide sequences; molecular genetics
- ... Molecular genetic data provide powerful tools for genealogy reconstruction to reveal mechanisms underlying disease ecology. White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) congregate in matriarchal groups; kin-related close social spacing may be a factor in the spread of infectious diseases. Spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD), a prion disorder of deer and their cervid relatives, is presumed to be ...
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