Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Pennsylvania
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Pennsylvania Project

A standardized, high-throughput genetic resource to inform white-tailed deer population and disease management

September 2019 - August 2021


Participating Agencies

  • Pennsylvania Game Commission

Current techniques to manage genetic data of white-tailed deer and disease have significant limitations, including high costs, slow results and difficulty in standardization. This study will design a new suite of efficient, cost-effective, collaborative genomic resources for white-tailed deer that will be commercially available to wildlife managers and researchers at roughly half the current cost.