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Genome-wide SNP and haplotype analyses reveal a rich history underlying dog domestication
It is shown that dog breeds share a higher proportion of multi-locus haplotypes unique to grey wolves from the Middle East, indicating that they are a dominant source of genetic diversity for dogs rather than wolves from east Asia, as suggested by mitochondrial DNA sequence data.
A detailed picture of the origin of the Australian dingo, obtained from the study of mitochondrial DNA.
- P. Savolainen, T. Leitner, A. Wilton, E. Matisoo-Smith, J. Lundeberg
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 17 August 2004
D dingoes have an origin from domesticated dogs coming from East Asia, possibly in connection with the Austronesian expansion into Island Southeast Asia, and have since lived isolated from other dog populations.
Mitochondrial DNA data indicate an introduction through Mainland Southeast Asia for Australian dingoes and Polynesian domestic dogs
- M. Oskarsson, C. Klütsch, U. Boonyaprakob, A. Wilton, Y. Tanabe, P. Savolainen
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 7 September 2011
It is suggested that Australian dingoes and Polynesian dogs originate from dogs introduced to Indonesia via Mainland Southeast Asia before the Neolithic, and not from Taiwan together with the Austronesian expansion.
Invasive species can't cover their tracks: using microsatellites to assist management of starling (Sturnus vulgaris) populations in Western Australia
- L. Rollins, A. Woolnough, A. Wilton, R. Sinclair, W. Sherwin
- Environmental ScienceMolecular ecology
- 1 April 2009
It is shown that genetic techniques can provide information regarding the source and pathway of the invasion, and the degree of connectivity with other populations can greatly benefit management strategies, even when applied to highly vagile species over continental scales.
Whole-genome genetic diversity in a sample of Australians with deep Aboriginal ancestry.
Death by sex in an Australian icon: a continent‐wide survey reveals extensive hybridization between dingoes and domestic dogs
Overall, wildpure dingoes remain the dominant predator over most of Australia, but the speed and extent to which hybridization has occurred in the approximately 220 years since the first introduction of domestic dogs indicate that the process may soon threaten the persistence of pure dingoes.
Inbreeding and testicular abnormalities in a bottlenecked population of koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus)
A genetic investigation of French and Kangaroo Island koalas by using 15 microsatellite markers, which confirm very low genetic diversity and possible high prevalence of deleterious alleles, stands as a warning to other introductions for conservation reasons.
Assessing the taxonomic status of dingoes Canis familiaris dingo for conservation
A practical method that can estimate the different levels of hybridization in the field is urgently required so that animals below a specific threshold of dingo ancestry can reliably be identified and removed from dingo populations.
DNA amplification variation within cultivars of turf-type Couch grasses (Cynodon spp.)
- C. Ho, S. McMaugh, A. Wilton, I. Mcfarlane, A. Mackinlay
- Biology, MedicinePlant Cell Reports
- 1 September 1997
The results clearly demonstrate a methodology based on arbitrary primed DNA amplification can be used to identify and fingerprint Cynodon cultivars.