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Table 1 Multi-locus heterozygosity (MLH) and prevalence of antibodies to pathogens among bighorn sheep from the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR) in Arizona, the Red Rock Wildlife Area (RRWA) in New Mexico, and the San Andres Mountains (SAM) in New Mexico, USA.

From: Wildlife translocation: the conservation implications of pathogen exposure and genetic heterozygosity

  RRWA a
2002
n = 30
KNWR a
2002
n = 20
KNWR a
2005
n = 31
SAM a
2007
n = 9
Pathogen Exposure b
BTV 38.7% 0% 0% 11%
PI3 74.2% 33.3% 34.0% 22%
BRSV 19.4% 42.9% 34.0% 11%
Genetic Diversity c
MLH 0.39 0.57 0.60 0.59
  1. a Bighorn sheep from RRWA and KNWR were sampled at the time of their translocation into the SAM (2002, 2005), and offspring from these animals were sampled in 2007 in the SAM.
  2. b BTV = bluetongue virus, PI3 = parainfluenza-3 virus, BRSV = bovine respiratory syncitial virus
  3. c Based on analysis of 30 microsatellite loci