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This study was funded by an International collaborative grant to MJJ by the
Received: 16 October 2018
Accepted: 2 January 2019
First Online: 14 January 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The samples consisted of tissues from dead carcasses and therefore no alive Martens were handled for the purpose of this study. This study was approved by the South Korean Environmental authorities. Sampling procedures were issued as part of the application for permits for the fieldwork, which did not affect any endangered or protected species. Permits were granted by the South Korean Ministry of Environment (Permit numbers for tissue collections: 2016–46, 15, 16, 2017–03, 01, 05). All sampling complies with institutional (National Institute of Ecology) and national (South Korea) guidelines.
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