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Greater White-Fronted Goose Genetic Data, Circumpolar, 1988-2009

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This data set describes nuclear microsatellite genotypes derived from eight autosomal loci (BCA6, BCA9, BCA11, BCA5, CRG, OXY13, TSP1.20.09 and TSP1.20.46) and a 366 base pair portion of the mitochondrial control region. A total of 665 Greater White-fronted Geese were examined by genotyping and 518 by sequencing with samples coming from its circumpolar range representing multiple flyways (Midcontinent, Pacific, Greenland, Palearctic). The sex of most samples was determined in the field by morphology or cloacal examination.

Author(s): Wilson, R. E.

Suggested Citation:
Wilson, R. E., 2018, Greater White-Fronted Goose Genetic Data, Circumpolar, 1988-2009 (ver. 2.0, July 2018): U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Version History:
First release: June 2018
July 2018 (ver. 2.0)

Referenced Publication(s):
Ely, C. R., R. E. Wilson, and S. L. Talbot. 2017. Genetic structure among greater white-fronted goose populations of the Pacific Flyway. Ecology and Evolution 7(9):2956-2968. doi:10.1002/ece3.2934
Wilson, R. E., C. R. Ely, and S. L. Talbot. 2018. Flyway structure in the circumpolar greater white-fronted goose. Ecology and Evolution 8(16):8490-8507. doi:10.1002/ece3.4345

DataID: 126 | doi:10.5066/F71G0JGN | Date Posted Online: 2018-08-13 | Last Updated: 2019-07-29 12:41:41