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Mitochondrial Phylogeography Illuminates the Origin of the Extinct Caspian Tiger and Its Relationship to the Amur Tiger

  • Carlos A. Driscoll mail,

    bigscience@ncifcrf.gov (CAD); obrien@ncifcrf.gov (SJO)

    Affiliations: Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Tubney, Oxon, United Kingdom, Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Nobuyuki Yamaguchi,

    Affiliation: Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Tubney, Oxon, United Kingdom

    Current address: Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Qatar, Doha, Qatar

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  • Gila Kahila Bar-Gal,

    Affiliation: Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment Quality Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Alfred L. Roca,

    Affiliations: Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, SAIC-Frederick, NCI-Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Shujin Luo,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • David W. Macdonald,

    Affiliation: Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Tubney, Oxon, United Kingdom

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  • Stephen J. O'Brien mail

    bigscience@ncifcrf.gov (CAD); obrien@ncifcrf.gov (SJO)

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: January 14, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004125

About the Authors

Carlos A. Driscoll, Nobuyuki Yamaguchi, David W. Macdonald
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Tubney, Oxon, United Kingdom
Carlos A. Driscoll, Shujin Luo, Stephen J. O'Brien
Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America
Gila Kahila Bar-Gal
Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment Quality Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel
Alfred L. Roca
Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, SAIC-Frederick, NCI-Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America
Alfred L. Roca
Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CAD. Performed the experiments: CAD GKBG. Analyzed the data: CAD ALR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CAD NY GKBG SJL. Wrote the paper: CAD. Edited text: SJO ALR DWM.