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Molecular genetic analysis of populations: a practical approach.
1. Starch Gel Electrophoresis of Allozymes, Total DNA Isolation, Separation and Detection of Fragments, and Automated DNA Detection with Fluorescence-based Technologies.
Evolution of the cetacean mitochondrial D-loop region.
It is concluded that DNA slippage, in addition to point mutation, contributes to the evolution of the D-loop and that regions of conserved secondary structure in cetaceans and an ORF are unlikely to contribute significantly to the conservation of the central region.
Phylogeography and alpha taxonomy of the common dolphin (Delphinus sp.)
High differentiation among the populations described as long‐beaked instead of the expected monophyly is found, suggesting that these populations may have evolved from independent events converging on the same morphotype.
Molecular population genetics of the southern elephant seal Mirounga leonina.
Southern elephant seals breed on sub-Antarctic islands and have a circumpolar distribution. We assayed mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and nuclear DNA (nDNA) variation in the three main populations in the
Marine mammal biology : an evolutionary approach
1. Diversity and Zoogeography A R Martin (British Antarctic Survey) and R R Reeves (ICUN/SSC CETACEAN - Quebec) and P Reijnders (Institute for Forestry and Nature Research, Wageningen).
Genetic structure of cetacean populations in sympatry, parapatry, and mixed assemblages: implications for conservation policy
It is proposed that learning could be important in the generation and maintenance of intraspecific foraging specializations and the effective conservation of genetic diversity in cetaceans with a wide distribution.
Environment: Whale-call response to masking boat noise
Investigation of the vocal behaviour in the presence and absence of whale-watcher boat traffic of three social groups of killer whales living in the nearshore waters of Washington state indicates that these whales adjust their behaviour to compensate for anthropogenic noise once it reaches a threshold level.
Killer whale predation on marine mammals at Punta Norte, Argentina; food sharing, provisioning and foraging strategy
  • A. Hoelzel
  • Environmental Science
    Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • 1 October 1991
The killer whales at Punta Norte offer an unusually detailed view of association patterns and foraging behaviour, and suggest a pattern of behaviour that optimizes hunting efficiency with exception only to strong associations between some individuals and the provisioning and training of offspring.