The occurrence of mountain hare mitochondrial DNA in wild brown hares.

@article{Thulin1997TheOO,
  title={The occurrence of mountain hare mitochondrial DNA in wild brown hares.},
  author={C G Thulin and Maarit Jaarola and H{\aa}kan Tegelstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={1997},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={463-7}
}
If interspecific hybrids are fertile and backcross to either parental species, transmission of mitochondrial DNA over the species barrier can occur. To investigate if such transmission has occurred between the brown hare Lepus europeus Pall and the mountain hare L. timidus L. in Scandinavia, an analysis of genetic variation in mitochondrial DNA from 36 hares, collected from 15 localities, was performed. Sequence divergence of mtDNA between species was estimated at 8 +/- 1% (SD). Intraspecific… CONTINUE READING