Molecular genetic analysis of the Shantar summer group of bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus L.) in the Okhotsk Sea
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- Meschersky, I.G., Chichkina, A.N., Shpak, O.V. et al. Russ J Genet (2014) 50: 395. doi:10.1134/S1022795414040097
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The results of molecular genetic analysis (full-length sequences of the mtDNA cytochrome b gene and control region and the allelic composition of 14 microsatellite loci) of 65 tissue samples from the endangered bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) population of the Sea of Okhotsk are presented. The data obtained enable the suggestion that at present, the state of the Sea of Okhotsk bowhead whale population is relatively stable.