Mitochondrial DNA haplogrouping of the brown bear , Ursus arctos ( Carnivora : Ursidae ) in Asia , based on a newly developed APLP analysis

Sequence analyses of the complete brown bear, Ursus arctos, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) genome have detected scattered single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that define distinct mtDNA haplogroups in phylogeographical studies. The degraded DNA in historical samples, such as stuffed or excavated specimens, however, is often not suitable for sequence analyses… CONTINUE READING