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Bayesian inference of recent migration rates using multilocus genotypes.
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A new Bayesian method that uses individual multilocus genotypes to estimate rates of recent immigration (over the last several generations) among populations is presented and allows genotype frequencies to deviate from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium proportions within populations.
Characterization of microsatellite loci in caribou Rangifer tarandus, and their use in other artiodactyls
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Genetic analysis of caribou populations using microsatellites will be useful in addressing a number of population issues in this species, including the amount of genetic variation within and between populations, gene flow and herd identity.
Resolving the evolution of extant and extinct ruminants with high-throughput phylogenomics
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It is demonstrated that a genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping platform designed for one species can be used to genotype ancient DNA from an extinct species and DNA from species diverged up to 29 million years ago and that the produced genotypes can beused to resolve the phylogeny for this rapidly radiated infraorder.
Genetic variation within and relatedness among wood and plains bison populations.
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The amount of genetic variability present in the bison populations as measured by mean number of alleles and overall probability of identity was found to correlate with the number of founders for all sampled populations, and the G-test for heterogeneity revealed some evidence for the existence of subpopulations at Wood Buffalo National Park.
Contemporary gene flow and the spatio‐temporal genetic structure of subdivided newt populations (Triturus cristatus, T. marmoratus)
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A modified Bayesian method is presented to genetically test for descendants between an immigrant and a resident in a nonmigratory life stage and discusses how genotypic data can reveal fine‐scale demographic processes with important microevolutionary implications.
Broad and fine-scale genetic analysis of white-tailed deer populations: estimating the relative risk of chronic wasting disease spread
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Local herd reduction may be an effective tool for reducing the disease prevalence when implemented at the appropriate spatial scale and sex‐biased philopatry and social interactions among related females may facilitate local disease transmission within social groups.
Effects of a recent founding event and intrinsic population dynamics on genetic diversity in an ungulate population
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Monitoring of reproductive success, and incorporation of selective breeding strategies will be required to reduce the rate at which genetic diversity is lost from this small, isolated population of wood bison.
Polymorphisms at the PRNP Gene Influence Susceptibility to Chronic Wasting Disease in Two Species of Deer (Odocoileus Spp.) in Western Canada
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Mule deer possessing at least one copy of the common allele at codon 20 were less likely to test positive for CWD than expected, given the frequency of this allele in the population.
Genetic diversity and structure in Canadian northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens) populations: implications for reintroduction programs
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There was no significant relationship between genetic and geographic distance, suggesting that genetic drift is a driving force affecting the genetic relationships between populations, and diversity was highest in Manitoba and western Ontario and declined westward.
Genome variability in European and American bison detected using the BovineSNP50 BeadChip
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It is suggested that the utilization of genome-wide screening technologies holds large potential to radically change the breeding practices in captive or managed populations of threatened populations and advocate for developing marker assisted selected strategies in such populations.
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