Phylogeography, population history and conservation genetics of jaguars (Panthera onca, Mammalia, Felidae)

@article{Eizirik2001PhylogeographyPH,
  title={Phylogeography, population history and conservation genetics of jaguars (Panthera onca, Mammalia, Felidae)},
  author={E. Eizirik and Jae‐Heup Kim and M. Menotti-Raymond and P. G. CRAWSHAW and S. O'Brien and W. Johnson},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2001},
  volume={10}
}
The jaguar (Panthera onca), the largest felid in the American Continent, is currently threatened by habitat loss, fragmentation and human persecution. We have investigated the genetic diversity, population structure and demographic history of jaguars across their geographical range by analysing 715 base pairs of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region and 29 microsatellite loci in ≈40 individuals sampled from Mexico to southern Brazil. Jaguars display low to moderate levels of mtDNA… Expand
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