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Genetic resource impacts of habitat loss and degradation; reconciling empirical evidence and predicted theory for neotropical trees
The theoretical impacts of anthropogenic habitat degradation on genetic resources have been well articulated. Here we use a simulation approach to assess the magnitude of expected genetic change, andExpand
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Genetic diversity in Mesoamerican populations of mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), assessed using RAPDs
Swietenia macrophylla King, a timber species native to tropical America, is threatened by selective logging and deforestation. To quantify genetic diversity within the species and monitor the impactExpand
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Genetic structure of Mesoamerican populations of Big‐leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) inferred from microsatellite analysis
While microsatellites have been used to examine genetic structure in local populations of Neotropical trees, genetic studies based on such high‐resolution markers have not been carried out forExpand
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Sexually Selected Egg Coloration in Spotless Starlings
It has been recently proposed that the blue‐green coloration in eggs of many avian species may constitute a sexually selected female signal. Blue‐green color intensity would reflect the physiologicalExpand
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Dynamics of an immune response in house sparrows Passer domesticus in relation to time of day, body condition and blood parasite infection
in relation to time of day,body condition and blood parasite infection. – Oikos 101: 291–298.The T-cell mediated response to a challenge of the immune system with phytohemag-glutinin (PHA) is aExpand
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Chloroplast DNA phylogeography reveals colonization history of a Neotropical tree, Cedrela odorata L., in Mesoamerica
Spanish Cedar (Cedrela odorata L.) is a globally important timber species which has been severely exploited in Mesoamerica for over 200 years. Using polymerase chain reaction–restriction fragmentExpand
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Malarial parasites decrease reproductive success: an experimental study in a passerine bird
Malarial parasites are supposed to have strong negative fitness consequences for their hosts, but relatively little evidence supports this claim due to the difficulty of experimentally testing this.Expand
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Verifying the geographic origin of mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King) with DNA-fingerprints.
Illegal logging is one of the main causes of ongoing worldwide deforestation and needs to be eradicated. The trade in illegal timber and wood products creates market disadvantages for products fromExpand
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Durability of bricks used in the conservation of historic buildings — influence of composition and microstructure
Differences in mineralogical and textural evolution during firing of calcareous and non-calcareous bricks are studied and correlated with their behaviour in hygric and weathering tests. ResultsExpand
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The tree Cedrela odorata (Meliaceae): a morphologically subdivided species in Costa Rica.
In Latin America. Cedrela odorata is a wide ranging species that occurs in several environments, where it shows significant morphological variation. A common garden experiment was established withExpand
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