Phylogeography of endemic ermine (Mustela erminea) in southeast Alaska

  title={Phylogeography of endemic ermine (Mustela erminea) in southeast Alaska},
  author={Melissa A Fleming and Joseph A. Cook},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  • M. Fleming, J. Cook
  • Published 1 April 2002
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Molecular Ecology
The North Pacific Coast (NPC) of North America is a region of high mammalian endemism, possibly due to its highly fragmented landscape and complex glacial history. For example, four island and one mainland subspecies of ermine, Mustela erminea, have been described as endemic to southeast Alaska alone. To better understand the role of past climatic change in generating diversity in the region, we examined DNA sequence variation in the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene of 210 ermine from across… 
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