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The mystery of Etruscan origins: novel clues from Bos taurus mitochondrial DNA
The Etruscan culture developed in Central Italy (Etruria) in the first millennium BC and for centuries dominated part of the Italian Peninsula, including Rome. The history of the Etruscans is at theExpand
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Full circumpolar migration ensures evolutionary unity in the Emperor penguin
Defining reliable demographic models is essential to understand the threats of ongoing environmental change. Yet, in the most remote and threatened areas, models are often based on the survey of aExpand
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Reproductive isolation between oviparous and viviparous lineages of the Eurasian common lizard Zootoca vivipara in a contact zone
Contact zones between two evolutionary lineages are often useful for understanding the process of speciation because the observed genetic pattern reflects the history of differentiation. The EurasianExpand
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A highly divergent mtDNA sequence in a Neandertal individual from Italy
Neandertals are documented in Europe and Western Asia from about 230,000 to 29,000 years ago. Analyses of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from Neandertal samples [1,2] and other analyses [3–5] appearExpand
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The Biarzo case in northern Italy: is the temporal dynamic of swine mitochondrial DNA lineages in Europe related to domestication?
Genetically-based reconstructions of the history of pig domestication in Europe are based on two major pillars: 1) the temporal changes of mitochondrial DNA lineages are related to domestication; 2)Expand
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What genetics tell us about the conservation of the critically endangered Balearic Shearwater
The Balearic shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus is one of the most critically endangered seabirds in the world. The species is endemic to the Balearic archipelago, and conservation concerns are the lowExpand
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Genetic evidence for sex-specific migratory behaviour in western South Pacific humpback whales
Although predictable in its areas of occurrence, many aspects of humpback whale migration are still poorly understood. Nuclear DNA analysis has revealed a low level of relatedness among whales usingExpand
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Conservation of the endangered Mediterranean tortoise Testudo hermanni hermanni: The contribution of population genetics and historical demography
Estimating the genetic variation and demographic trends of species in decline is of major concern in conservation genetics. This study contributes to understanding how historical and anthropogenicExpand
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Where's the conservation in conservation genetics?
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Computer simulation suggests that the spatial distribution of males influences female visiting behaviour in the river bullhead
It is known from previous laboratory studies that female choice in the river bullhead, Cotturgobio, is mainly influenced by the size of the male, and that the presence of eggs in the nest also playsExpand
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