The mitochondrial DNA molecule of sumatran orangutan and a molecular proposal for two (Bornean and Sumatran) species of orangutan

  title={The mitochondrial DNA molecule of sumatran orangutan and a molecular proposal for two (Bornean and Sumatran) species of orangutan},
  author={Xiufeng Xu and {\'U}lfur {\'A}rnason},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
The complete mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) molecule of Sumatran orangutan, plus the complete mitochondrial control region of another Sumatran specimen and the control regions and five protein-coding genes of two specimens of Bornean orangutan were sequenced and compared with a previously reported complete mtDNA of Bornean orangutan. The two orangutans are presently separated at the subspecies level. Comparison with five different species pairs—namely, harbor seal/grey seal, horse/donkey, fin whale… 

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