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Genetic divergence and units for conservation in the Komodo dragon Varanus komodoensis
In the past decade much attention has focused on the role that genetics can play in the formation of management strategies in conservation. Here, we describe genetic diversity in the world's largestExpand
Parthenogenesis in Komodo dragons
Parthenogenesis, the production of offspring without fertilization by a male, is rare in vertebrate species, which usually reproduce after fusion of male and female gametes. Here we use geneticExpand
Characterization of 13 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the European pine marten Martes martes
A set of 13 polymorphic microsatellite markers were isolated and characterized from a genomic library enriched for dinucleotide repeats in the European pine marten Martes martes. Microsatellite lociExpand
Transcriptome sequencing and microarray development for the Manila clam, Ruditapes philippinarum: genomic tools for environmental monitoring
BackgroundThe Manila clam, Ruditapes philippinarum, is one of the major aquaculture species in the world and a potential sentinel organism for monitoring the status of marine ecosystems. However,Expand
Maximum body size among insular Komodo dragon populations covaries with large prey density
This study documents variation in maximum body size of Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis) among the four extant island populations in Komodo National Park and compares an indirect measure of deerExpand
Microsatellite analysis of genetic divergence among populations of giant Galápagos tortoises
Giant Galápagos tortoises represent an interesting model for the study of patterns of genetic divergence and adaptive differentiation related to island colonization events. Recent mitochondrial DNAExpand
Historical DNA analysis reveals living descendants of an extinct species of Galápagos tortoise
Giant tortoises, a prominent symbol of the Galápagos archipelago, illustrate the influence of geological history and natural selection on the diversification of organisms. Because of heavy humanExpand
Genetic structure and gene flow among Komodo dragon populations inferredby microsatellite loci analysis
A general concern for the conservation of endangered species is the maintenance of genetic variation within populations, particularly when they become isolated and reduced in size. Estimates of geneExpand
Isolation of Microsatellite Markers in Animals
Microsatellites, or simple sequences, consist of tandemly repeated units of DNA, each between one and ten base-pairs in length, such as (TG)n or (AAT)n (1). Their characteristics and theirExpand
Genes Record a Prehistoric Volcano Eruption in the Galápagos
Volcanic islands provide notable examples of the parallel between a changing geographic area and its changing biota. This is particularly true for young islands where volcanic activity is known toExpand