Conservation genetics of the Far Eastern leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis).

@article{Uphyrkina2002ConservationGO,
  title={Conservation genetics of the Far Eastern leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis).},
  author={Olga Uphyrkina and Dale G. Miquelle and Howard Quigley and Carlos A. Driscoll and Stephen J. O’Brien},
  journal={The Journal of heredity},
  year={2002},
  volume={93 5},
  pages={
          303-11
        }
}
The Far Eastern or Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) survives today as a tiny relict population of 25-40 individuals in the Russian Far East. The population descends from a 19th-century northeastern Asian subspecies whose range extended over southeastern Russia, the Korean peninsula, and northeastern China. A molecular genetic survey of nuclear microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence variation validates subspecies distinctiveness but also reveals a markedly reduced level… 

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