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Sudden expansion of a single brown bear maternal lineage across northern continental Eurasia after the last ice age: a general demographic model for mammals?

Korsten, Marju; Ho, Simon; Davison, John; Pahn, Berit; Vulla, Egle; Roht, Maris; Tumanov, Igor L.; Kojola, Ilpo; Andersone-Lilley, Zanete; Ozolins, Janis; Pilot, Malgorzata; Mertzanis, Yorgos; Giannakopoulos, Alexios; Vorobiev, Alex A; Markov, Nikolai I; Saveljev, Alexander P.; Lyapunova, Elena A.; Abramov, Alexei V.; Mannil, Peep; Valdmann, Harri; Pazetnov, Sergei V.; Pazetnov, Valentin S.; Rokov, Alexander M.; Saarma, Urmas


The brown bear has proved a useful model for studying Late Quaternary mammalian phylogeography. However, information is lacking from northern continental Eurasia, which constitutes a large part of the species' current distribution. We analysed mitochondrial DNA sequences (totalling 1943 bp) from 205 bears from northeast Europe and Russia in order to characterize the maternal phylogeography of bears in this region. We also estimated the formation times of the sampled brown bear lineages and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Molecular Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04163.x


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