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Current approaches to the revegetation and reclamation of metalliferous mine wastes.
Abandoned metalliferous mine wastes can result in severe pollution and have aesthetic impacts on the local environment. Use of a vegetation cover gives a cost-effective and environmentallyExpand
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A mitogenomic timescale for birds detects variable phylogenetic rates of molecular evolution and refutes the standard molecular clock.
Current understanding of the diversification of birds is hindered by their incomplete fossil record and uncertainty in phylogenetic relationships and phylogenetic rates of molecular evolution. HereExpand
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CHAPTER 3 – Mitochondrial Control Region Sequences as Tools for Understanding Evolution
The chapter summarizes what is known about the control region of birds in terms of its organization, the location of markers within it, and presents exemplars from laboratory observationsExpand
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Complete mitochondrial DNA geonome sequences of extinct birds: ratite phylogenetics and the vicariance biogeography hypothesis
The ratites have stimulated much debate as to how such large flightless birds came to be distributed across the southern continents, and whether they are a monophyletic group or are composed ofExpand
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Rapid population decline in red knots: fitness consequences of decreased refuelling rates and late arrival in Delaware Bay
Most populations of migrant shorebirds around the world are in serious decline, suggesting that vital condition–dependent rates such as fecundity and annual survival are being affected globally. AExpand
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Multiple gene evidence for expansion of extant penguins out of Antarctica due to global cooling
Classic problems in historical biogeography are where did penguins originate, and why are such mobile birds restricted to the Southern Hemisphere? Competing hypotheses posit they arose inExpand
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RAG-1 sequences resolve phylogenetic relationships within Charadriiform birds.
The Charadriiformes is a large and diverse order of shorebirds currently classified into 19 families, including morphologically aberrant forms that are of uncertain phylogenetic placement withinExpand
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Structural conservation and variation in the mitochondrial control region of fringilline finches (Fringilla spp.) and the greenfinch (Carduelis chloris).
We sequenced the entire control region and portions of flanking genes (tRNA(Phe), tRNA(Glu), and ND6) in the common chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), blue chaffinch (F. teydea), brambling (F.Expand
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Comparison of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control‐region sequences of 155 dunlins from 15 breeding populations confirmed the existence of five major phylogeographic groups in the circumpolar breedingExpand
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Disjunct distribution of highly diverged mitochondrial lineage clade and population subdivision in a marine bivalve with pelagic larval dispersal
Mitochondrial DNA sequence data for 295 individuals of the marine bivalve Macoma balthica (L.) were collected from 10 sites across the European distribution, and from Alaska. The data were used toExpand
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