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Phylogeographic Sympatry and Isolation of the Eurasian Badgers (Meles, Mustelidae, Carnivora): Implications for an Alternative Analysis using Maternally as Well as Paternally Inherited Genes.
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PMID:  21466348     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In the present study, to further understand the phylogenetic relationships among the Eurasian badgers (Meles, Mustelidae, Carnivora), which are distributed widely in the Palearctic, partial sequences of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region (539-545 base-pairs) as a maternal genetic marker, and the sex-determining region on the Y-chromosome gene (SRY: 1052-1058 base-pairs), as a paternal genetic marker, were examined. The present study revealed ten SRY haplotypes from 47 males of 112 individuals of the Eurasian Continent and Japan. In addition, 39 mtDNA haplotypes were identified from those animals. From the phylogeography of both the uniparentally inherited genes, four lineages were recognized as Japanese, eastern Eurasian, Caucasian, and western Eurasian. The distribution patterns of the mtDNA lineages showed the existence of a sympatric zone between the eastern and western Eurasian lineages around the Volga River in western Russia. Furthermore, the present study suggested that in the Japanese badgers, the larger genetic differentiation of the Shikoku population was attributable to geographic history in the Japanese islands.
Sara Tashima; Yayoi Kaneko; Tomoko Anezaki; Minoru Baba; Shuuji Yachimori; Alexei V Abramov; Alexander P Saveljev; Ryuichi Masuda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zoological science     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0289-0003     ISO Abbreviation:  Zool. Sci.     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8702287     Medline TA:  Zoolog Sci     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-303     Citation Subset:  IM    
1 Department of Natural History Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0810, Japan.
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