Phylogeography and Genetic Ancestry of Tigers (Panthera tigris)

@article{Luo2004PhylogeographyAG,
  title={Phylogeography and Genetic Ancestry of Tigers (Panthera tigris)},
  author={Shu-Jin Luo and Jae‐Heup Kim and Warren E. Johnson and Joelle van der Walt and Janice S. Martenson and Naoya Yuhki and Dale G. Miquelle and Olga Uphyrkina and John Marc Goodrich and Howard Quigley and Ronald Lewis Tilson and Gerald Brady and Paolo Martelli and Vellayan Subramaniam and Charles McDougal and Sun Hean and Shi-Qiang Huang and Wenshi Pan and Ullas K Karanth and Melvin E. Sunquist and James L. D. Smith and Stephen J. O'Brien},
  journal={PLoS Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={2}
}
Eight traditional subspecies of tiger (Panthera tigris), of which three recently became extinct, are commonly recognized on the basis of geographic isolation and morphological characteristics. To investigate the species' evolutionary history and to establish objective methods for subspecies recognition, voucher specimens of blood, skin, hair, and/or skin biopsies from 134 tigers with verified geographic origins or heritage across the whole distribution range were examined for three molecular… Expand
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