Genetic Characteristics and Population Structure of Humpback Whales in the Antarctic Feeding Ground as Revealed by Mitochondrial Dna Control Region Sequencing and Microsatellite Analyses


Biopsy samples from 411 humpback whales obtained during surveys of the Japanese Whale Research Program under Special Permit in the Antarctic and International Decade for Cetacean Research/Southern Ocean Whale and Ecosystem Research were analyzed in order to describe their genetic population structure in the Antarctic feeding grounds. Samples were obtained… (More)


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