Russian Journal of Genetics

, Volume 50, Issue 4, pp 395–405

Molecular genetic analysis of the Shantar summer group of bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus L.) in the Okhotsk Sea

  • I. G. Meschersky
  • A. N. Chichkina
  • O. V. Shpak
  • V. V. Rozhnov
Animal Genetics

DOI: 10.1134/S1022795414040097

Cite this article as:
Meschersky, I.G., Chichkina, A.N., Shpak, O.V. et al. Russ J Genet (2014) 50: 395. doi:10.1134/S1022795414040097

Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. G. Meschersky
    • 1
  • A. N. Chichkina
    • 2
  • O. V. Shpak
    • 1
  • V. V. Rozhnov
    • 1
  1. 1.Severtsov Institute of Ecology and EvolutionRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Department of Zoology and EcologyMoscow State Pedagogical UniversityMoscowRussia

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