Funding for this research was provided by:
National Science Foundation (DEB 9615163)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-09-11
Received: 26 June 2019
Accepted: 4 September 2019
First Online: 11 September 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: No experiments were conducted on these animals, and no birds were killed for experimental purposes associated with this study. The authors were given tissue samples from wildlife game agents, who routinely obtain materials from hunters during the ruffed grouse season.
: Not applicable.
: The primary author, Rodney Honeycutt, is an Associate Editor of BMC Research Notes.