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Hybrids between common and Antarctic minke whales are fertile and can back-cross

Kevin A Glover1*, Naohisa Kanda2, Tore Haug3, Luis A Pastene2, Nils Øien1, Bjørghild B Seliussen1, Anne G E Sørvik1 and Hans J Skaug14

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1 Institute of Marine Research, PO box 1870, Nordnes N-5817, Bergen, Norway

2 Institute of Cetacean Research, Toyomi-cho 4-5, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0055, Japan

3 Institute of Marine Research, PO box 6404, Tromsø N-9294, Norway

4 Department of Mathematics, University of Bergen, Bergen, N-5008, Norway

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BMC Genetics 2013, 14:25  doi:10.1186/1471-2156-14-25

Published: 15 April 2013

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Additional file 1: Table S1:

Calibration of the microsatellite DNA data between the 9 “dwarfs” and the rest of the samples analysed in the present study.

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Additional file 2: Figure S1:

Bayesian clustering analysis computed for the entire data set when the number of genetic clusters is set at 2 (top figure) through to 6 (bottom figure).

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