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Mountain pine beetle host-range expansion threatens the boreal forest
- C. Cullingham, J. Cooke, S. Dang, C. Davis, B. Cooke, D. Coltman
- Environmental ScienceMolecular ecology
- 1 May 2011
It is shown for the first time successful MPB attack in natural jack pine stands at the leading edge of the epidemic, and a panel of microsatellite loci optimized for both species to classify lodgepole pine, jack pine and their hybrids using simulated data is tested.
Isolation, variability, and cross‐species amplification of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the family Mustelidae
Characterization of microsatellite loci in caribou Rangifer tarandus, and their use in other artiodactyls, and the conservation of dinucleotide microsatellites among mammalian genomes.
Dinucleotide microsatellite markers from the Antarctic seals and their use in other Pinnipeds
Twenty-four microsatellite loci were isolated from three species of Antarctic seals and 22 of these loci amplified variable products in the Ross seal, Ommatophoca rossii.
Population structure of ice‐breeding seals
- C. Davis, I. Stirling, C. Strobeck, D. Coltman
- Environmental Science, BiologyMolecular ecology
- 1 July 2008
The results suggest that the development of population structure in ice‐breeding phocid seals is a more complex outcome of the interplay of phylogenetic and ecological factors than can be predicted on the basis of breeding substrate and life‐history characteristics.
Microsatellite analysis of North American pine marten (Martes americana) populations from the Yukon and Northwest Territories
The population structure of 12 North American pine marten populations from the Yukon through to the central Northwest Territories was investigated using 11 microsatellite loci, and some population structure was found among the populations.
MOLECULAR EVIDENCE FOR TWINNING IN WEDDELL SEALS (LEPTONYCHOTES WEDDELLII)
Microsatellite genotyping was used to determine the genetic relatedness of 7 apparent twin dyads of Weddell seals born in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, and indicated that observation of mother–offspring behavior was not a reliable method for identifying a twin birth in this species.
Something Darwin didn't know about barnacles: spermcast mating in a common stalked species
- M. Barazandeh, C. Davis, Christopher J. Neufeld, D. Coltman, A. R. Palmer
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 7 March 2013
Observations overturn over a century of beliefs about what barnacles can and cannot do in terms of sperm transfer, raise doubts about prior claims of self-fertilization in barnacles, and raise interesting questions about the capacity for sperm capture in other species (particularly those with short penises).
A phylogeny of the extant Phocidae inferred from complete mitochondrial DNA coding regions.
Estimating genome-wide heterozygosity: effects of demographic history and marker type
It is illustrated that genome-wide heterozygosity, and therefore HFCs, are best measured by a large number of markers, a feat now more realistically accomplished with SNPs than microsatellites.
Characterization of dinucleotide microsatellite loci in big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus), and their use in other North American vespertilionid bats
The development of six microsatellite loci for big brown bats, Eptesicus fuscus, were highly variable, with 12–23 alleles per locus, and observed and expected heterozygosities of greater than 79.5%.