Genetic ancestry of the extinct Javan and Bali tigers.

@article{Xue2015GeneticAO,
  title={Genetic ancestry of the extinct Javan and Bali tigers.},
  author={Hao-Ran Xue and Nobuyuki Yamaguchi and Carlos A. Driscoll and Yu Han and Gila Kahila Bar-Gal and Yan Zhuang and Ji H. Maz{\'a}k and David W. Macdonald and Stephen J. O'Brien and Shu-Jin Luo},
  journal={The Journal of heredity},
  year={2015},
  volume={106 3},
  pages={
          247-57
        }
}
The Bali (Panthera tigris balica) and Javan (P. t. sondaica) tigers are recognized as distinct tiger subspecies that went extinct in the 1940s and 1980s, respectively. Yet their genetic ancestry and taxonomic status remain controversial. Following ancient DNA procedures, we generated concatenated 1750bp mtDNA sequences from 23 museum samples including 11 voucher specimens from Java and Bali and compared these to diagnostic mtDNA sequences from 122 specimens of living tiger subspecies and the… Expand
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