Cladogenesis of the European brown hare (Lepus europaeus Pallas, 1778)

  title={Cladogenesis of the European brown hare (Lepus europaeus Pallas, 1778)},
  author={Joerns Fickel and Heidi Christine Hauffe and Elena Pecchioli and R. Soriguer and Ljiljana Vapa and Christian Pitra},
  journal={European Journal of Wildlife Research},
A substantial portion of today’s biodiversity is attributed to the climatic oscillations of the Pleistocene Ice Ages. Gradual but dramatic climate changes were accompanied by expansion, contraction, and isolation of populations, promoting the accumulation of genome differences and adaptations in refugial populations and resulting in allopatric differentiation in a variety of taxa. In the present study, partial mitochondrial DNA sequences of the widely distributed European brown hare (Lepus… CONTINUE READING
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