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Old divergences in a boreal bird supports long-term survival through the Ice Ages

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Title: Old divergences in a boreal bird supports long-term survival through the Ice Ages
Authors: Saitoh, Takema
Alström, Per
Nishiumi, Isao
Shigeta, Yoshimitsu
Williams, Dawn
Olsson, Urban
Ueda, Keisuke
Issue Date: 4-Feb-2010
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Organization: Department of Zoology, University of Göteborg, Box 463, 405 30 Göteborg, Sweden
Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology. 2010 Feb 04;10(1):35
Abstract: Abstract Background Unlike northern Europe and most of northern North America, the Eastern Palearctic and the northwesternmost tip of North America are believed to have been almost unglaciated during the Quarternary glacial periods. This could have facilitated long-term survival of many organisms in that area. To evaluate this, we studied the phylogeography in east Asia and Alaska of a boreal migratory passerine bird, the Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis, and compared our results with publis... more
ISSN: 1471-2148
Description: © 2010 Saitoh et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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