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Wooly mammoth and cave bear DNA sequenced

Brian Foley btf at lanl.gov
Wed Nov 24 20:16:54 EST 1999


The sequences show that the wooly mammoth was more closely related
to the Asian elephant, than to the African elephant.  Not
too surprizing.  

For example, see:

LOCUS       AF154864   307 bp    DNA      MAM   11-NOV-1999
DEFINITION  Mammuthus primigenius cytochrome b gene, 
            partial cds; mitochondrial
            gene for mitochondrial product.
ACCESSION   AF154864
NID         g6358629
VERSION     AF154864.1  GI:6358629
KEYWORDS    .
SOURCE      woolly mammoth.
  ORGANISM  Mitochondrion Mammuthus primigenius
            Eukaryota; Metazoa; Chordata; Craniata; Vertebrata;
            Mammalia;
            Eutheria; Proboscidea; Elephantidae; Mammuthus.
REFERENCE   1  (bases 1 to 307)
  AUTHORS   Greenwood,A.D., Capelli,C., Possnert,G. and Paabo,S.
  TITLE     Nuclear DNA sequences from late Pleistocene megafauna
  JOURNAL   Mol. Biol. Evol. 16 (11), 1466-1473 (1999)
  MEDLINE   20022977
REFERENCE   2  (bases 1 to 307)
  AUTHORS   Greenwood,A.D., Capelli,C., Possnert,G. and Paabo,S.
  TITLE     Direct Submission
  JOURNAL   Submitted (28-MAY-1999) Mammalogy, American 
            Museum of Natural
            History, Central Park West and 79th Street, New York, NY
            10024-5192, USA
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