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Animal population genetics

Section edited by Anna Malacrida

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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  1. Content type: Research article

    Natural and artificial selection following domestication has led to the existence of more than a hundred pig breeds, as well as incredible variation in phenotypic traits. Berkshire pigs are regarded as having ...

    Authors: Hyeonsoo Jeong, Ki-Duk Song, Minseok Seo, Kelsey Caetano-Anollés, Jaemin Kim, Woori Kwak, Jae-don Oh, EuiSoo Kim, Dong Kee Jeong, Seoae Cho, Heebal Kim and Hak-Kyo Lee

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2015 16:104

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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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