Table 3

Genotype compatibility for the suspected hybrid whale and her fetus with the allelic profiles for the four potential minke whale species and sub-species
Marker Mother Fetus
Genotype B.a.a B.a.s B.b Dwarf Genotype B.a.a B.a.s B.b Dwarf
DIrFCB14 262 x x x 258 x X x
266 x 266 x
EV104 137 x 147 x X x x
147 x x x x 147 x X x x
EV94 195 x 195 x
211 x x x 213 x X x x
EV001 134 x x 153 x X
153 x x 157 x X
EV37 203 x x x 203 x X x
207 x x 207 x x
GT211 102 x x x 102 x x x
110 x x x 108 x x x
GT509 193 x x 193 x x
205 x x x x 193 x x
GT575 146 x 154 x x x x
158 x x x 158 x x x
GATA028 223 x x 223 x x
223 x x 223 x x
GATA417 213 x x x x 217 x x x x
229 x 229 x
GTO23 105 x x x x 103 x x x
117 x x 105 x x x x

X = allele present in that species or sub-species genetic baseline sample. Hybrid mother and her fetus’ genotypes presented as microsatellite allele size as calibrated in the NMDR [10]. B.a.a = B.a. acutorostrata, B.a.s = B. a. scammoni, B.a = B. bonaerensis dwarfs = B. a. unnamed sub-species. Note that the dwarfs were only represented by 9 individuals and therefore the absence of a specific allele in this species cannot be automatically be regarded as definitive evidence of this allele not existing for this sub-species.

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Glover et al. BMC Genetics 2013 14:25   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-14-25

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