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Reconstructing an island radiation using ancient and recent DNA: the extinct and living day geckos (Phelsuma) of the Mascarene islands.
Mitochondrial (12SrRNA and cyt b, 1086 bp) and nuclear (c-mos, 374 bp) DNA sequences were used to investigate relationships and biogeography of 24 living and extinct taxa of Phelsuma geckos.Expand
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Late-Quaternary biogeographic scenarios for the brown bear (Ursus arctos), a wild mammal model species
Abstract This review provides an up-to-date synthesis of the matrilineal phylogeography of a uniquely well-studied Holarctic mammal, the brown bear. We extend current knowledge by presenting a DNAExpand
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Novel Psychrobacter species from Antarctic ornithogenic soils.
Ornithogenic soil is derived from the deposition of the fecal matter of various species of birds and is a major source of nutrient input in the Antarctic marine ecosystem. A significant proportion ofExpand
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Molecular phylogeny, biogeography, and habitat preference evolution of marsupials.
Marsupials exhibit great diversity in ecology and morphology. However, compared with their sister group, the placental mammals, our understanding of many aspects of marsupial evolution remainsExpand
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Indo-European and Asian origins for Chilean and Pacific chickens revealed by mtDNA
European chickens were introduced into the American continents by the Spanish after their arrival in the 15th century. However, there is ongoing debate as to the presence of pre-Columbian chickensExpand
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Ancient DNA reveals late survival of mammoth and horse in interior Alaska
Causes of late Quaternary extinctions of large mammals (“megafauna”) continue to be debated, especially for continental losses, because spatial and temporal patterns of extinction are poorly known.Expand
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Abstract A molecular phylogeny based on 917 base pairs (bp) of the mitochondrial (mt) DNA cytochrome-b gene was used to test and reassess the systematics and conflicting taxonomic treatments of theExpand
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Teeth as a source of DNA for forensic identification of human remains: a review.
Teeth and bones are frequently the only sources of DNA available for identification of degraded or fragmented human remains. The unique composition of teeth and their location in the jawbone provideExpand
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Relict or colonizer? Extinction and range expansion of penguins in southern New Zealand
Recent human expansion into the Pacific initiated a dramatic avian extinction crisis, and surviving taxa are typically interpreted as declining remnants of previously abundant populations. As a caseExpand
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Phylogeography of an east Australian wet‐forest bird, the satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus), derived from mtDNA, and its relationship to morphology
Australian wet forests have undergone a contraction in range since the mid‐Tertiary, resulting in a fragmented distribution along the east Australian coast incorporating several biogeographicalExpand
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