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Molecular phylogenetic status of the iriomote cat Felis iriomotensis, inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequence analysis.

  title={Molecular phylogenetic status of the iriomote cat Felis iriomotensis, inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequence analysis.},
  author={Ryuichi Masuda and Michihiro C. Yoshida and Fumiharu Shinyashiki and Gen Bando},
  journal={Zoological science},
  volume={11 4},
To investigate the molecular phylogenetic status of the Iriomote cat Felis iriomotensis, partial sequences of the mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene (373 bases) and the cytochrome b gene (402 bases) were determined by using the polymerase chain reaction-product direct sequencing technique and then compared with those of seven other feline species. Six Iriomote cats examined in this study showed no intraspecific variation for both genes. The sequence comparisons and the molecular phylogenetic trees… 

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