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CHARACTERIZATION OF OSTREOPSIS AND COOLIA (DINOPHYCEAE) ISOLATES IN THE WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA BASED ON MORPHOLOGY, TOXICITY AND INTERNAL TRANSCRIBED SPACER 5.8S rDNA SEQUENCES 1
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In this study, genetic markers combined with morphology and toxicity analyses was useful in the taxonomic and phylogenetic studies of the Ostreopsidaceae in a temperate area. Expand
The origin of European cattle: evidence from modern and ancient DNA.
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Previously undescribed genetic evidence is presented in contrast with this view based on mtDNA sequences from five Italian aurochsen dated between 7,000 and 17,000 years B.P. and >1,000 modern cattle from 51 breeds to suggest the European cattle may represent a more variable and valuable genetic resource than previously realized. Expand
The genetic impact of demographic decline and reintroduction in the wild boar (Sus scrofa): A microsatellite analysis
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Analysis of microsatellite loci is an important tool for estimating the genetic effect of reintroduction in the wild boar, and therefore for the development of conservation and management strategies for this species. Expand
Evidence for a genetic discontinuity between Neandertals and 24,000-year-old anatomically modern Europeans
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Following the most stringent current standards for validation of ancient DNA sequences, it is shown that the mtDNAs of two anatomically modern Homo sapiens sapiens individuals of the Cro-Magnon type dated at about 23 and 25 thousand years ago fall well within the range of variation of today's humans, but differ sharply from the available sequences of the chronologically closer Neandertals. Expand
A phylogeographical study of the toxic benthic dinoflagellate genus Ostreopsis Schmidt
Aim Ostreopsis is a benthic and epiphytic dinoflagellate producing potent toxins widespread in tropical and warm temperate coastal areas world-wide. We tested the hypothesis that as it is benthic, itExpand
The genetic impact of translocations and habitat fragmentation in chamois (Rupicapra) spp.
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High and significant differentiation between almost all chamois populations is observed even on a microgeographical scale, which confirms the potential of population genetic analyses to dissect and interpret complex patterns of diversity in order to define factors important to conservation and management. Expand
The Etruscans: a population-genetic study.
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Mitochondrial DNA sequences in multiple clones derived from bone samples of 80 Etruscans who lived between the 7th and the 3rd centuries b.c. show closer evolutionary relationships with the eastern Mediterranean shores for the Etr Tuscan populations than for modern Italian populations, suggesting that different Etruscan communities shared not only a culture but also a mitochondrial gene pool. Expand
Population genetic structure and connectivity of the harmful dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum in the Mediterranean Sea
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This study represents a first and new integrated approach, combining both genetic and numerical methods, to characterize and interpret the population structure of a toxic microalgal species, and holds promise for the control and management of the harmful algal bloom events in the Mediterranean Sea. Expand
The genetic structure of natural and reintroduced roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) populations in the Alps and central Italy, with reference to the mitochondrial DNA phylogeography of Europe
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The analysis of mitochondrial DNA in the roe deer can be used to identify recently reintroduced animals in the western Alps which clearly cluster within the Eastern European group, thus providing an important tool for conservation and management strategies for this species. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships among the Mediterranean Alexandrium (Dinophyceae) species based on sequences of 5.8S gene and Internal Transcript Spacers of the rRNA operon
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The phylogenetic relationships of some Alexandrium morpho-species that were infrequently observed in the Mediterranean Sea have been resolved and it can be hypothesized that the NA clade represents the ancestral group of the ‘Alexandrium tamarense’ species complex. Expand
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