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In what groups we can divide the Bengal Tiger?

Suhail Offline

Does bengal tigers have bigger cousin at home?
Or new sub species of tiger in india?
This article tells about that.
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India Ashutosh Offline
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( This post was last modified: 08-12-2019, 10:16 AM by Ashutosh )


Well, I was digging up DNA analysis on a couple of tigers and in that report I came across a fascinating bit of information about Bengal Tigers and their sub populations in relation to one another. 

What I found most interesting was the two rescued cubs from Dibang valley were a different subpopulation altogether with closest relatives being Tigers of North East Brahmaputra Floodplains and specifically Manas and Orang tigers (TIG25 haplogroup marker). But these two subpopulations closest relatives were from Western Ghats more specifically, a haplogroup marker TIG2 from Nagarhole. That is very weird indeed!

Also, Nagarhole has three distinct subpopulation markers TIG3, TIG28 and TIG2. While TIG3 and TIG28 are next to each other, TIG2 is the interesting haplogroup marker absolutely throwing a spanner in the works of sorts. While Nagarhole’s neighbouring Bandipur has TIG13, TIG 16 and TIG19 all close together, but an area of about 3000 in Western Ghats contains six different population markers. That is intriguing.

If I have read the DNA charts wrong, I do apologize.
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India parvez Offline
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( This post was last modified: 08-12-2019, 12:30 PM by parvez )

Yes @Ashutosh the cubs were proven to be Bengal. 
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As I said previously the flow of fresh genes from Indochinese tigers and their indigenisation of those genes during the course of some generations make them highly resistant to gravitational waves and hence they become stockier and heavier at equal shoulder heights.
with help of Wisdom of the god
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