Mitochondrial DNA variation of the common hippopotamus: evidence for a recent population expansion

@article{Okello2005MitochondrialDV,
  title={Mitochondrial DNA variation of the common hippopotamus: evidence for a recent population expansion},
  author={John B A Okello and Sylvester Nyakaana and Charles Masembe and Hans Redlef Siegismund and Peter Arctander},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={2005},
  volume={95},
  pages={206-215}
}
Mitochondrial DNA control region sequence variation was obtained and the population history of the common hippopotamus was inferred from 109 individuals from 13 localities covering six populations in sub-Saharan Africa. In all, 100 haplotypes were defined, of which 98 were locality specific. A relatively low overall nucleotide diversity was observed (π=1.9%), as compared to other large mammals so far studied from the same region. Within populations, nucleotide diversity varied from 1.52% in… CONTINUE READING

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