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From Science Daily on 27-Jun-2018 16:02

Biologists have identified the genetic structure of the Painted Bunting, a neotropical migratory songbird, using microsatellite DNA and single nucleotide polymorphisms to develop high-resolution markers to differentiate between individual birds breeding in different Oklahoma populations and across the United States. Through this research, scientists now can differentiate between the eastern and western Painted Buntings and identify the species pattern of migration and population of origin.

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