Hybrids between common and Antarctic minke whales are fertile and can back-cross

  title={Hybrids between common and Antarctic minke whales are fertile and can back-cross},
  author={Kevin A Glover and Naohisa Kanda and Tore Haug and Luis A. Pastene and Nils \Oien and Bj\orghild B. Seliussen and Anne G E S\orvik and Hans Julius Skaug},
  booktitle={BMC Genetics},
Minke whales are separated into two genetically distinct species: the Antarctic minke whale found in the southern hemisphere, and the common minke whale which is cosmopolitan. The common minke whale is further divided into three allopatric sub-species found in the North Pacific, southern hemisphere, and the North Atlantic. Here, we aimed to identify the genetic ancestry of a pregnant female minke whale captured in the North Atlantic in 2010, and her fetus, using data from the mtDNA control… CONTINUE READING
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