Mitochondrial DNA variation in the Japanese marten Martes melampus and Japanese sable, Martes zibellina.

@article{Murakami2004MitochondrialDV,
  title={Mitochondrial DNA variation in the Japanese marten Martes melampus and Japanese sable, Martes zibellina.},
  author={Takahiro Murakami and Makoto Asano and Noriyuki Ohtaishi},
  journal={The Japanese journal of veterinary research},
  year={2004},
  volume={51 3-4},
  pages={135-42}
}
Genetic relationship among Japanese sables, Martes zibellina and the introduced Japanese martens, Martes melampus in northern Japan was revealed by analyzing a 521-524bp DNA sequence from the cytochrome b (112bp)/transfer RNA-threonine (67bp)/tRNA-proline (65bp) and control region (277-280bp) of the mitochondrial genome. Intraspecific differences in sequences of M. zibellina and M. melampus (3.8-15.0% and 1.9-16.4%, respectively) were similar to interspecific differences between these two… CONTINUE READING