Genetic study on Greater Yellowstone grizzlies in the works

GYE grizzlies are probably not very diverse-

Unlike the wolves, which currently have fine genetic diversity, Greater Yellowstone grizzlies are likely not diverse. Nevertheless, a study is underway to see if any unrecognised interbreeding between GYE bears and those from the north has taken place.

Bears to get study. By Cory Hatch. Jackson Hole News and Guide.

Bear Hunting Altered Genetics More Than Ice Age Isolation

The genetics of bears apparently has been changed more over time by hunting and other human activities than by natural macro-changes like ice ages.

 Story in Science Daily. 

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