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OU research team identify genetic structure of painted bunting


June 27, 2018

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A University of Oklahoma (OU) researcher, Andrea Contina, and his team have identified the genetic structure of the painted bunting, a neotropical migratory songbird, using microsatellite DNA and single nucleotide polymorphisms to develop high-resolution markers to differentiate between individual birds breeding in different Oklahoma populations and across the United States. Through this research, Contina and his team now can differentiate between the eastern and western painted buntings.Full Story

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