mtDNA analysis confirms the endangered Kashmir musk deer extends its range to Nepal

  title={mtDNA analysis confirms the endangered Kashmir musk deer extends its range to Nepal},
  author={Paras Bikram Singh and Janak Raj Khatiwada and Pradip Saud and Zhigang Jiang},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
Musk deer Moschus spp. are endemic to the high mountain forests of central Asia. The taxonomic status of musk deer in the central and western Himalayas is poorly understood. We investigated the phylogenetic relationship of musk deer from the central and western Himalayas based on mitochondrial genomic data of Cytochrome b (380 bps) and D-loop (1000 bps). Our results distinguished two divergent lineages using higher bootstrap support (bs) values from the Maximum likelihood and Bayesian posterior… 

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