Diversity lost: Are all Holarctic large mammal species just relict populations?

  • Hofreiter M
  • Barnes I
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Abstract

Population genetic analyses of Eurasian wolves published recently in BMC Evolutionary Biology suggest that a major genetic turnover took place in Eurasian wolves after the Pleistocene. These results add to the growing evidence that large mammal species surviving the late Pleistocene extinctions nevertheless lost a large share of their genetic diversity.

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Authors

  • Michael Hofreiter

  • Ian Barnes

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