Comparison between the complete mtDNA sequences of the blue and the fin whale, two species that can hybridize in nature

  title={Comparison between the complete mtDNA sequences of the blue and the fin whale, two species that can hybridize in nature},
  author={{\'U}. {\'A}rnason and A. Gullberg},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  • Ú. Árnason, A. Gullberg
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Molecular Evolution
  • The sequence of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) molecule of the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) was determined. The molecule is 16,402 by long and its organization conforms with that of other eutherian mammals. The molecule was compared with the mtDNA of the congeneric fin whale (B. physalus). It was recently documented that the two species can hybridize and that male offspring are infertile whereas female offspring may be fertile. The present comparison made it possible to determine the… CONTINUE READING
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