Dating the genetic bottleneck of the america cheetah summary

05 Jan

A primitive Late Pliocene cheetah, and evolution of the cheetah lineage.

Molecular genetic insights on cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) ecology and conservation in Namibia.

Cheetahs are vulnerable to extinction globally and critically endangered in their Asiatic range, where the last 70–110 individuals survive only in Iran.

We demonstrate that these extant Iranian cheetahs are an autochthonous monophyletic population and the last representatives of the Asiatic subspecies We advocate that conservation strategies should consider the uncovered independent evolutionary histories of Asiatic and African cheetahs, as well as among some African subspecies.

The perceived importance of genetic problems in the conservation of endangered species has fluctuated considerably over the last two decades, and remains the subject of debate.

Mitochondrial DNA monophyly and overall levels of genetic differentiation support the distinctiveness of Northern-East African cheetahs () at 32 000–67 000 ya using an average mammalian microsatellite mutation rate and at 4700–44 000 ya employing human microsatellite mutation rates.

Intersection of population genetics and species conservation: The cheetah's dilemma.

Tears of the Cheetah and Other Tales from the Genetic Frontier.

Dating the genetic bottleneck of the African cheetah.

A reassessment of homozygosity and the case for inbreeding depression in the cheetah Acinonyx jubatus: implications for conservation.