Mitochondrial and microsatellite DNA analyses of harbour seal population structure in the northeast Pacific Ocean

@article{Burg1999MitochondrialAM,
  title={Mitochondrial and microsatellite DNA analyses of harbour seal population structure in the northeast Pacific Ocean},
  author={T. Burg and A. Trites and Michael J. Smith},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Zoology},
  year={1999},
  volume={77},
  pages={930-943}
}
The genetic diversity and population structure of harbour seals ( Phoca vitulina richardsi) along the coasts of British Columbia and parts of Alaska were investigated using both mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and nuclear DNA. A 475-bp fragment of the mitochondrial control region was amplified and sequenced from 128 animals. Sixty variable sites defined 72 mtDNA haplotypes with pairwise nucleotide differences as high as 5%. Fifty-eight haplotypes were represented by a single individual, and shared… Expand

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