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Preservation of avian blood and tissue samples for DNA analyses
A problem frequently faced by researchers involved in collecting tissues for DNA isolation is the preservation of samples in the field prior to and during their transportation to the laboratory.Expand
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DNA profiles of the eastern Canadian wolf and the red wolf provide evidence for a common evolutionary history independent of the gray wolf
The origin and taxonomy of the red wolf (Canis rufus) have been the subject of considerable debate and it has been suggested that this taxon was recently formed as a result of hybridization betweenExpand
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Sequence variation at the major histocompatibility complex locus DQ beta in beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas)
Genetic variation at the Major Histocompatibility Complex locus DQ beta was analyzed in 233 beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) from seven populations: St. Lawrence Estuary, eastern Beaufort Sea,Expand
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Abstract A polymerase chain reaction–based method was developed for gender determination in a wide variety of marine and terrestrial mammals, including cetaceans, pinnipeds, ungulates, canids, andExpand
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Genetic nature of eastern wolves: Past, present and future
Eastern North American wolves have long been recognized as morphologically distinct from both coyotes and gray wolves. This has led to questions regarding their origins and taxonomic status. EasternExpand
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DNA fingerprinting reveals relation between tail ornaments and cuckoldry in barn swallows, Hirundo rustica
In an experimental study in Denmark, it was previously found that male barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) with elongated tail streamers obtained an apparent fitness advantage through earlier pairing, anExpand
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Osteological differences between two sympatric forms of bottlenose dolphins (genus Tursiops) in Chinese waters
Although there has been extensive research on bottlenose dolphins (genus Tursiops ), much controversy over the classification within this genus still exists. Even though many morphological variantsExpand
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Association of autism severity with a monoamine oxidase A functional polymorphism
A functional polymorphism (the upstream variable‐number tandem repeat region, or uVNTR) in the monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) promoter region has been reported to be associated with behavioralExpand
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Realized Reproductive Success of Polygynous Red-Winged Blackbirds Revealed by DNA Markers
Hypervariable genetic markers, including a novel locus-specific marker detected by a mouse major histocompatibility complex probe, reveal that multiple paternity is common in families of polygynousExpand
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Genetic Characterization of Hybrid Wolves across Ontario
Four ‘‘races’’ of wolves have been described in Ontario as follows: 1) Canis lupus hudsonicus inhabiting the subarctic tundra, 2) A race (Ontario type) of the eastern timber wolf (Canis lupus lycaon)Expand
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