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Mitochondrial DNA variation in the Japanese marten Martes melampus and Japanese sable, Martes zibellina

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Title: Mitochondrial DNA variation in the Japanese marten Martes melampus and Japanese sable, Martes zibellina
Authors: Murakami, Takahiro Browse this author
Asano, Makoto Browse this author
Ohtaishi, Noriyuki Browse this author
Keywords: Martes zibellina
Martes melampus
genetic variation
mitochondrial DNA
hybridization
heteroplasmy
Issue Date: Feb-2004
Publisher: The Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University
Journal Title: Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research
Volume: 51
Issue: 3-4
Start Page: 135
End Page: 142
Abstract: Genetic relationship among Japanese sables, Marte zibellina and the introduced Japanese martens, Martes melampus in northern Japan was revealed by analyzing a 521-524bp DNA sequence from the cytochrome b (112bp)/transfer RNA-threonine (67bp)/tRNA-proline (65bp) and control region (277-280bp) of the mitochondrial genome. Intraspecific differences in sequences of M. zibellina and M. melampus (3.8-15.0% and 1.9-16.4%, respectively) were similar to interspecific diffrences between these two species (5.8-16.6%). Comparison of sequence data exhibited five haplotypes of M. melampus and four haplotypes of M. zibellina, which clustered into two groups (clusters-A and-B). Cluster-A included two haplotypes of M. melampus and two haplotypes of M. zibellina, whereas cluster-B included three haplotypes of M. melampus and two haplotypes of M. zibellina. Results of this study lead three possible explanations. Firstly, past hybridization between M. zibellina and M. melampus might have occurred. Secondary, these two species might have similar heteroplasmy of mt DNA. Thirdly, these haplotypes might have come from nuclear genome. Although further intensive studies are needed to make a conclusion, detection of hybridization with the Japanese marten are occurred or not is quite important to conserve the Japanese sable.
Type: bulletin (article)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/11301
Appears in Collections:Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research > Volume 51, Number 3-4

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