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Rozhnov V.V.,RAS Severtsov Institute of Ecology | Pishchulina S.L.,Pechoro Ilychskii State Natural Biosphere Reserve | Meschersky I.G.,RAS Severtsov Institute of Ecology | Simakin L.V.,Pechoro Ilychskii State Natural Biosphere Reserve
Moscow University Biological Sciences Bulletin | Year: 2013

Analysis of allele frequencies of nine nuclear DNA microsatellite loci in the sable (Martes zibellina) and pine marten (M. martes) demonstrated that these species from allopatric parts of the area differ with a high degree of significance, while hybridization regularly occurs between them in the sympatry zone in the Northern Urals. In total, populations of the sable and pine marten maintain genetic isolation in the sympatry area; however, individual phenotypes do not always correlate with their specific (or hybrid) belonging, which is determined by a genetic method. © 2013 Allerton Press, Inc.

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