Bottleneck effects on the sika deer Cervus nippon population in Hokkaido, revealed by ancient DNA analysis.

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The population size of the sika deer Cervus nippon on Hokkaido Island of Japan had been remarkably reduced because of heavy hunting pressure since the beginning of Meiji Period and effects of heavy snow in 1879 and 1881. After that, the number of sika deer in Hokkaido has increased gradually due to the protection by the Hokkaido government. In the present… (More)

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@article{Nabata2004BottleneckEO, title={Bottleneck effects on the sika deer Cervus nippon population in Hokkaido, revealed by ancient DNA analysis.}, author={Daichi Nabata and Ryuichi Masuda and Osamu Takahashi and Junco Nagata}, journal={Zoological science}, year={2004}, volume={21 4}, pages={473-81} }