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Animal population genetics

Section edited by Anna Malacrida, Li Ma and Pim van Hooft

This section incorporates all aspects of the genetics of animal populations including but not limited to: analysis of evolutionary, ecological and conservation genetics of animal populations.

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    The roe deer, Capreolus sp., is one of the most widespread meso-mammals of Palearctic distribution, and includes two species, the European roe deer, C. capreolus inhabiting mainly Europe, and the Siberian roe dee...

    Authors: Yun Sun Lee, Nickolay Markov, Inna Voloshina, Alexander Argunov, Damdingiin Bayarlkhagva, Jang Geun Oh, Yong-Su Park, Mi-Sook Min, Hang Lee and Kyung Seok Kim

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2015 16:100

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    Misidentifications between exploited species may lead to inaccuracies in population assessments, with potentially irreversible conservation ramifications if overexploitation of either species is occurring. A n...

    Authors: Andrea M Bernard, Mahmood S Shivji, Eric D Prince, Fabio HV Hazin, Freddy Arocha, Andres Domingo and Kevin A Feldheim

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:141

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    Research has increasingly highlighted the role of serotonin in behavior. However, few researchers have examined serotonin in an evolutionary context, although such research could provide insight into the evolu...

    Authors: Milena R Shattuck, Jessica Satkoski-Trask, Amos Deinard, Raul Y Tito, David G Smith, Don J Melnick and Ripan S Malhi

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:116

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    Addressing genetic issues in the management of fragmented wild populations of threatened species is one of the most important challenges in conservation biology. Nowadays, a diverse array of molecular methods ...

    Authors: Camille Turlure, Sofie Vandewoestijne and Michel Baguette

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:114

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    The recent availability of sheep genome-wide SNP panels allows providing background information concerning genome structure in domestic animals. The aim of this work was to investigate the patterns of linkage ...

    Authors: Salvatore Mastrangelo, Rosalia Di Gerlando, Marco Tolone, Lina Tortorici, Maria Teresa Sardina and Baldassare Portolano

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:108

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    Wild boar, Sus scrofa, is an extant wild ancestor of the domestic pig as an agro-economically important mammal. Wild boar has a worldwide distribution with its geographic origin in Southeast Asia, but genetic div...

    Authors: Sung Kyoung Choi, Ji-Eun Lee, Young-Jun Kim, Mi-Sook Min, Inna Voloshina, Alexander Myslenkov, Jang Geun Oh, Tae-Hun Kim, Nickolay Markov, Ivan Seryodkin, Naotaka Ishiguro, Li Yu, Ya-Ping Zhang, Hang Lee and Kyung Seok Kim

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:85

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    Bactrocera dorsalis s.s. (Hendel) and B. papayae Drew & Hancock, are invasive pests belonging to the B. dorsalis complex. Their species status, based on morphology, is sometimes arguable. Consequently, the existe...

    Authors: Nidchaya Aketarawong, Siriwan Isasawin and Sujinda Thanaphum

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:70

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    Pronghorn (Antilocapridae, 2n = 58) and saola (Bovidae, 2n = 50) are members of Pecora, a highly diversified group of even-toed hoofed mammals. Karyotypes of these species were not involved in chromosome paint...

    Authors: Anastasia I Kulemzina, Polina L Perelman, Darya A Grafodatskaya, Trung T Nguyen, Mary Thompson, Melody E Roelke-Parker and Alexander S Graphodatsky

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:68

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    Descendants from the extinct aurochs (Bos primigenius), taurine (Bos taurus) and zebu cattle (Bos indicus) were domesticated 10,000 years ago in Southwestern and Southern Asia, respectively, and colonized the wor...

    Authors: Yuri Tani Utsunomiya, Lorenzo Bomba, Giordana Lucente, Licia Colli, Riccardo Negrini, Johannes Arjen Lenstra, Georg Erhardt, José Fernando Garcia and Paolo Ajmone-Marsan

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:47

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    In recent years, Thai indigenous chickens have increasingly been bred as an alternative in Thailand poultry market. Due to their popularity, there is a clear need to improve the underlying quality and producti...

    Authors: Supamit Mekchay, Pantaporn Supakankul, Anunchai Assawamakin, Alisa Wilantho, Wanwisa Chareanchim and Sissades Tongsima

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:40

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    Distant hybridization can generate transgressive hybrid phenotypes that lead to the formation of new populations or species with increased genetic variation. In this study, we produced an experimental hybrid g...

    Authors: Jing Wang, Shaojun Liu, Jun Xiao, Min Tao, Chun Zhang, Kaikun Luo and Yun Liu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:33

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    The salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis is a parasitic copepod that infects salmonids in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Although considered as a single species, morphological and biological differences have be...

    Authors: Rasmus Skern-Mauritzen, Ole Torrissen and Kevin Alan Glover

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:32

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    Grape phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae) is one of the world’s most important viticultural pests. However, the reproductive mode, genetic structure and host adaptation of phylloxera in various viticultural en...

    Authors: Md Sajedul Islam, Tamara L Roush, Michael Andrew Walker, Jeffrey Granett and Hong Lin

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:123

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    Apiculture has been practiced in North Africa and the Middle-East from antiquity. Several thousand years of selective breeding have left a mosaic of Apis mellifera subspecies in the Middle-East, many uniquely ada...

    Authors: Mohamed Alburaki, Bénédicte Bertrand, Hélène Legout, Sibyle Moulin, Ali Alburaki, Walter Steven Sheppard and Lionel Garnery

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:117

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    Inbreeding is among the major concerns in management of local livestock populations. The effective population size of these populations tends to be small, which enhances the risk of fitness reduction and extin...

    Authors: Juan Manuel Herrero-Medrano, Hendrik-Jan Megens, Martien AM Groenen, Guillermo Ramis, Mirte Bosse, Miguel Pérez-Enciso and Richard PMA Crooijmans

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:106

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    Chagas disease is a systemic pathology caused by Trypanosoma cruzi. This parasite reveals remarkable genetic variability, evinced in six Discrete Typing Units (DTUs) named from T. cruzi I to T. cruzi VI (TcI to T...

    Authors: Juan David Ramírez, Gabriela Tapia-Calle and Felipe Guhl

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:96

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    Norfolk Island has a population of feral chickens which could be the result of domestic stock introduced onto the island by British settlers in 1788. However, there is ongoing debate about their origins becaus...

    Authors: Shannan M Langford S, Spiridoula Kraitsek, Bruce Baskerville, Simon YW Ho and Jaime Gongora

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:91

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    Studies of the temporal patterns of population genetic structure assist in evaluating the consequences of demographic and environmental changes on population stability and persistence. In this study, we evalua...

    Authors: Mikhail Yu Ozerov, Alexey E Veselov, Jaakko Lumme and Craig R Primmer

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:88

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    Maternal inheritance is an essential point in Arabian horse population genetics and strains classification. The mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequencing is a highly informative tool to investigate maternal lineage...

    Authors: Anas M Khanshour and Ernest Gus Cothran

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:83

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    Many native Atlantic salmon populations have been invaded by domesticated escapees for three decades or longer. However, thus far, the cumulative level of gene-flow that has occurred from farmed to wild salmon...

    Authors: Kevin Alan Glover, Cino Pertoldi, Francois Besnier, Vidar Wennevik, Matthew Kent and Øystein Skaala

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:74

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    Toll-like receptors (TLRs) belong to the innate immune system and are a major class of pattern recognition receptors representing the first line of the innate immune response. The TLR molecule is structurally ...

    Authors: Joana Abrantes, Helena Areal and Pedro J Esteves

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:73

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    The Africanized honey bee is one of the most spectacular invasions in the Americas. African bees escaped from apiaries in Brazil in 1956, spread over Americas and by 1994 they were reported in Puerto Rico. In ...

    Authors: Alberto Galindo-Cardona, Jenny P Acevedo-Gonzalez, Bert Rivera-Marchand and Tugrul Giray

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:65

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    Dendropsophus is a monophyletic anuran genus with a diploid number of 30 chromosomes as an important synapomorphy. However, the internal phylogenetic relationships of this genus are poorly understood. Interesting...

    Authors: Lilian Ricco Medeiros, Luciana Bolsoni Lourenço, Denise Cerqueira Rossa-Feres, Albertina Pimentel Lima, Gilda Vasconcellos Andrade, Ariovaldo Antonio Giaretta, Gabriel Toselli Barbosa Tabosa Egito and Shirlei Maria Recco-Pimentel

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:59

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    Population genetic studies focus on natural dispersal and isolation by landscape barriers as the main drivers of genetic population structure. However, anthropogenic factors such as reintroductions, translocat...

    Authors: Daniel J Goedbloed, Pim van Hooft, Hendrik-Jan Megens, Katharina Langenbeck, Walburga Lutz, Richard PMA Crooijmans, Sip E van Wieren, Ron C Ydenberg and Herbert HT Prins

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:43

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    Gene duplications are frequently observed in the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) of many species, and as a consequence loci belonging to the same MHC class are often too similar to tell apart. In birds,...

    Authors: Tanja Strand, Biao Wang, Yvonne Meyer-Lucht and Jacob Höglund

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:29

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    Minke whales are separated into two genetically distinct species: the Antarctic minke whale found in the southern hemisphere, and the common minke whale which is cosmopolitan. The common minke whale is further...

    Authors: Kevin A Glover, Naohisa Kanda, Tore Haug, Luis A Pastene, Nils Øien, Bjørghild B Seliussen, Anne G E Sørvik and Hans J Skaug

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:25

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    Resistance to chloroquine and antifolate drugs has evolved independently in South America, suggesting that genotype - phenotype studies aimed at understanding the genetic basis of resistance to these and other...

    Authors: Diego F Echeverry, Shalini Nair, Lyda Osorio, Sanjay Menon, Claribel Murillo and Tim JC Anderson

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:2

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    The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is an arboreal marsupial that was historically widespread across eastern Australia until the end of the 19th century when it suffered a steep population decline. Hunting for the...

    Authors: Kyriakos Tsangaras, María C Ávila-Arcos, Yasuko Ishida, Kristofer M Helgen, Alfred L Roca and Alex D Greenwood

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2012 13:92

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    Runs of homozygosity (ROH) are contiguous lengths of homozygous genotypes that are present in an individual due to parents transmitting identical haplotypes to their offspring. The extent and frequency of ROHs...

    Authors: Deirdre C Purfield, Donagh P Berry, Sinead McParland and Daniel G Bradley

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2012 13:70

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    When genetic structure is identified using mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), but no structure is identified using biparentally-inherited nuclear DNA, the discordance is often attributed to differences in dispersal po...

    Authors: Peter R Teske, Isabelle Papadopoulos, Nigel P Barker and Christopher D McQuaid

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2012 13:45

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