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Genomics and the challenging translation into conservation practice.
Variable extent of hybridization between invasive sika (Cervus nippon) and native red deer (C. elaphus) in a small geographical area
It is argued that the pattern of differential introgression across the study area is primarily due to the rarity of hybridization events between the two species and the limited time the twospecies have been in contact, contrasts with the causes of classic mosaic hybrid zones.
Sturgeon conservation genomics: SNP discovery and validation using RAD sequencing
Thousands of putatively informative markers were identified including, for the first time, SNPs that show population‐wide differentiation between Russian and Persian sturgeons, representing an important advance in the ability to manage these cryptic species.
Hybridisation between red deer (Cervus elaphus) and Japanese sika (C. nippon) on the Kintyre Peninsula, Scotland
- H. Senn
- Environmental Science
Nuclear and mitochondrial genetic structure in the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) – implications for future reintroductions
The capacity of medium density genetic data (hundreds of SNPs) to provide information suitable for applied conservation is demonstrated and the difficulty of balancing the need for high genetic diversity against phylogenetic best fit when choosing source population(s) for reintroduction is discussed.
Distinguishing the victim from the threat: SNP‐based methods reveal the extent of introgressive hybridization between wildcats and domestic cats in Scotland and inform future in situ and ex situ…
It is discovered that despite increased genetic resolution provided by these methods, wild‐living cats in Scotland show a complete genetic continuum or hybrid swarm structure when judged against reference data, and the conservation community in Scotland must now define clearly what measures are to be used to diagnose a wildcat in the wild in Scotland.
Introgression of exotic Cervus (nippon and canadensis) into red deer (Cervus elaphus) populations in Scotland and the English Lake District
- Stephanie L. Smith, H. Senn, S. Pérez-Espona, M. Wyman, Elizabeth Heap, J. Pemberton
- Environmental ScienceEcology and evolution
- 22 January 2018
The extent of introgression between sika and red deer is investigated in 2,943 deer sampled from around Scotland and from the English Lake District using the Bayesian clustering software STRUCTURE and a diagnostic mitochondrial marker for red deer and sika is used.
Improving cost-efficiency of faecal genotyping: New tools for elephant species
This study collected an extensive set of forest elephant faecal samples throughout Gabon, Central Africa, and prepared them for genotyping using 107 single-nucleotide polymorphism assays and developed a new quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay targeting a 130-bp nuclear DNA fragment, which demonstrated its suitability for degraded samples in all three elephant species.
Phylogenetic evidence for the ancient Himalayan wolf: towards a clarification of its taxonomic status based on genetic sampling from western Nepal
Based on its phylogenetic distinction and its older age of divergence relative to the Holarctic grey wolf, the Himalayan wolf merits formal classification as a distinct taxon of special conservation concern.
Splitting or Lumping? A Conservation Dilemma Exemplified by the Critically Endangered Dama Gazelle (Nanger dama)
The genetic data suggest that the best conservation approach is to view the dama gazelle as a single species without subspecific divisions, and some recommendations for its future conservation management are made.