Analysis of sex-linked sequences supports a new mammal species in Europe.

@article{Hellborg2005AnalysisOS,
  title={Analysis of sex-linked sequences supports a new mammal species in Europe.},
  author={Linda Hellborg and Islam G{\"u}nd{\"u}z and Maarit Jaarola},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 7},
  pages={
          2025-31
        }
}
European mammals have been the focus of particularly detailed taxonomic studies by traditional morphological methods. However, DNA analyses have the potential to reveal additional, cryptic species. We describe two highly divergent evolutionary lineages within a small Eurasian mammal, the field vole (Microtus agrestis). We show that the two lineages can be detected not only with maternally (mitochondrial DNA), but also with paternally (Y chromosome) and biparentally (X chromosome) inherited DNA… CONTINUE READING

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