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Mitochondrial DNA polymorphism in Tuvinian population of reindeer Rangifer tarandus L.

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Mitochondrial DNA variation was examined in one of the southem most populations of domestic reindeer, inhabiting Tyva Republic (Tuva). In Tuvinian population sequence polymorphism of the mitochondrial DNA D-loop region was demonstrated. In a sample of 29 individuals 7 mitotypes were distinguished, pointing to the preservation of rather high level of genetic diversity in this population.

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Original Russian Text © N.V. Kol, A.L. Korolev, I.A. Zakharov, 2006, published in Genetika, 2006, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 110–112.

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Kol, N.V., Korolev, A.L. & Zakharov, I.A. Mitochondrial DNA polymorphism in Tuvinian population of reindeer Rangifer tarandus L.. Russ J Genet 42, 94–96 (2006).

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