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DNA Analysis confirms African wolf in Morocco

15th September 2015

New article in Canid Biology & Conservation: DNA analysis confirms African wolf in Morocco

Siân Waters, Ahmed El Harrad, Zouhair Amhaouch, Lahcen Taiqui and Helen Senn

"We collected hair samples from two road-killed animals known as golden jackals Canis aureus in Bouhachem forest in northern Morocco. Analysis of 353bp of cytochrome B and 296 bp of d-loop of the mitochondrial genome placed these two individuals in the same lineage of African wolf Canis lupus lupaster identified by Gaubert et al. (2012). This is the first DNA evidence for the presence of this taxon in Morocco."

Keywords: African wolf, Bouhachem forest, DNA analysis, mitochondrial genome, Morocco

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