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Differences in spatial genetic population structure between African and Asian elephant (Loxodonta africana, Elephas maximus) as revealed by sequence analysis of the mitochondrial Cyt b gene

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  • African
  • Cytochrome B
  • Differences
  • Elephas Maximus
  • Human Impact
  • Population Structure
  • Incomplete

Abstract

To assess spatial genetic population structure of both extant elephant species, we investigated sequence variation in 369bp of the mitochondrial Cyt b gene in 23 specimes of African elephant Loxodonta africana (Blumenbach, 1797) from three regions in the Southern part of Africa.

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