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Genetic analysis of 16th-century whale bones prompts a revision of the impact of Basque whaling on right and bowhead whales in the western North Atlantic
The North Atlantic right whale, Eubalaena glacialis (Muller, 1776), is one of the world's most endangered large cetaceans. It is widely believed that Basque whalers caused the most dramatic declineExpand
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Bowhead whales, and not right whales, were the primary target of 16th- to 17th-century Basque Whalers in the Western North Atlantic
During the 16th and 17th centuries, Basque whalers travelled annually to the Strait of Belle Isle and Gulf of St. Lawrence to hunt whales. The hunting that occurred during this period is of primaryExpand
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Tracking mtDNA heteroplasmy through multiple generations in the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis).
Mitochondrial heteroplasmy has been identified in a variety of species and can result from either paternal leakage, whereby sperm mitochondria enter the ova during fertilization, or more commonly byExpand
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Population Genetic Structure Within and among Seasonal Site Types in the Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) and the Northern Long-Eared Bat (M. septentrionalis)
During late summer and early autumn, temperate bats migrate from their summering sites to swarming sites, where mating likely occurs. However, the extent to which individuals of a single summeringExpand
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Procedures for optimizing the recovery of DNA from mammalian carcasses
Carcasses represent an important source of tissue for many studies, but there are few data regarding which tissues to collect, and how best to treat them. We compared the quantity and quality of DNAExpand
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Examination of ten thousand years of mitochondrial DNA diversity and population demographics in bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) of the Central Canadian Arctic
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequences were analyzed from 106 bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) specimens dating 471 ± 44 14 C B.P.–10,290 ± 150 14 C B.P. to evaluate whether historical changes inExpand
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Small Ne of the Isolated and Unmanaged Horse Population on Sable Island.
For small, isolated populations 2 common conservation concerns relate to genetic threats: inbreeding and negative consequences associated with loss of genetic diversity due to drift. Mitigating theseExpand
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Reply to the comment by Romero and Kannada on “Genetic analysis of 16th-century whale bones prompts a revision of the impact of Basque whaling on right and bowhead whales in the western North
The comment by Romero and Kannada is presented as a critique of our previous work and suggests that our conclusions are in direct conflict with the historic whaling information reviewed in theirExpand
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DNA profile of a sixteenth century western North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis)
Low levels of genetic variability identified within the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis), when compared to the Southern right whale (E. australis) and other large whales, have beenExpand
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