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Multiple and ancient origins of the domestic dog.
Mitochondrial DNA control region sequences were analyzed from 162 wolves at 27 localities worldwide and from 140 domestic dogs representing 67 breeds. Sequences from both dogs and wolves showedExpand
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Tidal Marshes: A Global Perspective on the Evolution and Conservation of Their Terrestrial Vertebrates
Abstract Globally, tidal marshes are found in small pockets or narrow bands totaling only approximately 45,000 square kilometers. The combination of salinity, low floristic and structural complexity,Expand
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Phylogeny of the Procyonidae (Mammalia: Carnivora): molecules, morphology and the Great American Interchange.
The Procyonidae (Mammalia: Carnivora) have played a central role in resolving the controversial systematics of the giant and red pandas, but phylogenetic relationships of species within the familyExpand
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Ancient wolf lineages in India
All previously obtained wolf (Canis lupus) and dog (Canis familiaris) mitochondrial (mt) DNA sequences fall within an intertwined and shallow clade (the ‘wolf–dog’ clade). We sequenced mtDNA ofExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships, evolution, and genetic diversity of the domestic dog.
The spectacular diversity in size, conformation, and pelage that characterizes the domestic dog reflects not only the intensity of artificial selection but ultimately the genetic variability ofExpand
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The surprising evolutionary history of South American deer.
To clarify the systematic relationships and evolutionary history of South American deer, we conducted a comprehensive phylogenetic analysis using representative species of all of the genera ofExpand
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A technique for sampling ancient DNA that minimizes damage to museum specimens
Because of the utility of ancient DNA to conservation genetics (Baker 1994), the number of requests to collect tissue from museum specimens has increased. A drawback of consumptive sampling is thatExpand
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Tripartite genetic subdivisions in the ornate shrew (Sorex ornatus)
We examined cytochrome b sequence variation in 251 ornate shrews (Sorex ornatus) from 20 localities distributed throughout their geographical range. Additionally, vagrant (S. vagrans) and montane (S.Expand
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Assessing reliability of microsatellite genotypes from kit fox faecal samples using genetic and GIS analyses
Noninvasive faecal DNA sampling has the potential to provide a wealth of information necessary for monitoring and managing endangered species while eliminating the need to capture, handle or observeExpand
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Taxonomic revision of the olingos (Bassaricyon), with description of a new species, the Olinguito
Abstract We present the first comprehensive taxonomic revision and review the biology of the olingos, the endemic Neotropical procyonid genus Bassaricyon, based on most specimens available inExpand
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