Genomic ancestry of the American puma (Puma concolor).

  title={Genomic ancestry of the American puma (Puma concolor).},
  author={Melanie Culver and Warren E. Johnson and Jill Pecon-Slattery and Stephen J. O’Brien},
  journal={The Journal of heredity},
  volume={91 3},
Puma concolor, a large American cat species, occupies the most extensive range of any New World terrestrial mammal, spanning 110 degrees of latitude from the Canadian Yukon to the Straits of Magellan. [] Key Method Genomic DNA specimens from 315 pumas of specified geographic origin (261 contemporary and 54 museum specimens) were collected for molecular genetic and phylogenetic analyses of three mitochondrial gene sequences (16S rRNA, ATPase-8, and NADH-5) plus composite microsatellite genotypes (10 feline…

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