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The oyster genome reveals stress adaptation and complexity of shell formation
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The sequencing and assembly of the oyster genome using short reads and a fosmid-pooling strategy and transcriptomes of development and stress response and the proteome of the shell are reported, showing that shell formation in molluscs is more complex than currently understood and involves extensive participation of cells and their exosomes.
GENETIC DIFFERENTIATION DURING THE SPECIATION PROCESS IN DROSOPHILA
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The question, "how much genetic differentiation occurs in the process of speciation," must be unfolded into two separate questions concerning the two stages of the process, and the genetic differentiation occurring between allopatric populations that are likely to give rise to different species if and when they become, at least partially, sympatric.
Isolation and inheritance of novel microsatellites in Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tschawytscha)
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Characterizing a mutant allele at Ots-2 offers the first step toward understanding mutation rates for chinook microsatellites, and these new loci provide reliable markers for high-resolution population genetics studies of this species.
Linkage Maps of Microsatellite DNA Markers for the Pacific Oyster Crassostrea gigas We dedicate this study to the memory of Will Borgenson, who reared and cared for the parents of the mapping
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These are the first linkage maps for a bivalve mollusc that use microsatellite DNA markers, which should enable them to be transferred to other families and to be useful for further genetic analyses such as QTL mapping.
Sweepstakes Reproductive Success in Highly Fecund Marine Fish and Shellfish: A Review and Commentary
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It is concluded that the hypothesis of Sweepstakes Reproductive Success plays a major role in shaping marine biodiversity, comment on issues related to hypothesis testing and data interpretation, and clarify some misconceptions.
On the potential for estimating the effective number of breeders from heterozygote-excess in progeny.
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It is suggested here that an indirect estimate of the effective number of breeders might be based on the excess of heterozygosity expected in a cohort of progeny produced by a limited number of males and females.
TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL GENETIC STRUCTURE OF MARINE ANIMAL POPULATIONS IN THE CALIFORNIA CURRENT
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Evidence suggests that genetic heterogeneity on nllcrogeographic scales results from temporal variation in the genetic composition of recruits, which could be a consequence of either selection on larval populations or large variance in the reproductive success of individuals.
High genetic load in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas.
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Evidence for a high genetic load strongly supports the dominance theory of heterosis and inbreeding depression and establishes the oyster as an animal model for understanding the genetic and physiological causes of these economically important phenomena.
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