Remnants of ancient genetic diversity preserved within captive groups of scimitar‐horned oryx (Oryx dammah)

@article{Iyengar2007RemnantsOA,
  title={Remnants of ancient genetic diversity preserved within captive groups of scimitar‐horned oryx (Oryx dammah)},
  author={Arati Iyengar and Tania C. Gilbert and Tim Woodfine and John Knowles and F{\'a}bio M Diniz and Rick A. Brenneman and Edward E. Louis and Norman Maclean},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={16}
}
Scimitar‐horned oryx, now considered extinct in the wild, persists in large numbers in captivity. In this first molecular genetic study on this species, we explore the patterns of genetic diversity across European, North American, and a few other captive groups using microsatellite markers and mitochondrial control region sequencing. Strong population structure was not evident from microsatellite data but we discovered deep divergence within the mitochondrial DNA haplotypes from a network… 
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