Patterns of Genetic Diversity in Remaining Giant Panda Populations

Patterns of Genetic Diversity in Remaining Giant Panda Populations

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Contributed Papers Patterns of Genetic Diversity in Remaining Giant Panda Populations ZHI LU,*t WARREN E. JOHNSON,* MARILYN MENOTTI-RAYMOND,* NAOYA YUHKI,*JANICE S. MARTENSON,* SUSAN MAINKA,* HUANG SHI-QIANG,? ZHENG ZHIHE,** GUANGHAN LI,** WENSHI PAN,t XIARONG MAO,t AND STEPHENJ. O'BRIEN*tt *Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD 21702-1201, U.S.A. tWildlife Research Center, Peking University, Beijing 100671, China :Species Survival Commission, Rue Mauverey 28 CH-1196, Gland, Switzerland ?137 Xizhimenwai Street, Beijing Zoo, Beijing, 100044 **Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Fu Tou Shan, Northern Suburb, Sichuan, China Abstract: The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is among the more familiar symbols of species conser- vation. The protection of giant panda populations has been aided recently by the establishment of more and better-managed reserves in existing panda abitat located in six mountain ranges in western China. These re- maining populations are becoming increasingly isolated from one another, however, leading to the concern that historic patterns of gene flow will be disrupted and that reduced population sizes will lead to diminished genetic variability. We analyzed four categories of molecular genetic markers (mtDNA restriction-fragment- length polymorphisms [RFLP], mtDNA control region sequences, nuclear multilocus DNA fingerprints, and mi- crosatellite size variation) in giant pandas from three mountain populations (Qionglai, Minshan, and Qin- ling) to assess current levels of genetic diversity and to detect evidence of historic population subdivisions. The three populations
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