Ancient DNA evidence for the loss of a highly divergent brown bear clade during historical times

@article{Calvignac2008AncientDE,
  title={Ancient DNA evidence for the loss of a highly divergent brown bear clade during historical times},
  author={S{\'e}bastien Calvignac and Sandrine Hughes and Christelle Tougard and Jacques Michaux and Michelle M. Thevenot and Michel Philippe and W. Hamdine and Catherine H{\"a}nni},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={17}
}
The genetic diversity of present‐day brown bears (Ursus arctos) has been extensively studied over the years and appears to be geographically structured into five main clades. The question of the past diversity of the species has been recently addressed by ancient DNA studies that concluded to a relative genetic stability over the last 35 000 years. However, the post‐last glacial maximum genetic diversity of the species still remains poorly documented, notably in the Old World. Here, we analyse… Expand

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