Liver and kidney samples of 33 white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) representing three populations in Arkansas were examined with horizontal starch gel electrophoresis. Of 17 loci examined, only PGM-1 and ES-2 exhibited polymorphism. Average individual heterozygosity, ranging from 2.3% to 4.7% with a mean of 3.1 %, was much lower than that reported for white-tailed deer in other parts of its range. The three populations examined in this study were highly similar based on Rogers' genetic similarity coefficient.
Price, Phyllis K.; Cartwright, Michael E.; and Rogers, Mitchell J.
"Genic Variation in White-tailed Deer from Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 33
, Article 23.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol33/iss1/23