Tracking the origins of the cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) by mitochondrial DNA sequencing.

@article{Hnni1994TrackingTO,
  title={Tracking the origins of the cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) by mitochondrial DNA sequencing.},
  author={Catherine H{\"a}nni and Vincent Laudet and Dominique St{\'e}helin and Pierre Taberlet},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1994},
  volume={91 25},
  pages={12336-40}
}
The different European populations of Ursus arctos, the brown bear, were recently studied for mitochondrial DNA polymorphism. Two clearly distinct lineages (eastern and western) were found, which may have diverged approximately 850,000 years ago. In this context, it was interesting to study the cave bear, Ursus spelaeus, a species which became extinct 20,000 years ago. In this study, we have amplified and sequenced a fragment of 139-bp in the mitochondrial DNA control region of a 40,000-year… CONTINUE READING

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