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Late Cretaceous Vicariance in Gondwanan Amphibians
Overseas dispersals are often invoked when Southern Hemisphere terrestrial and freshwater organism phylogenies do not fit the sequence or timing of Gondwana fragmentation. We usedExpand
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Genetic analysis of traditional and evolved Basmati and non-Basmati rice varieties by using fluorescence-based ISSR-PCR and SSR markers
The objective of the present study was to make use of efficient molecular marker systems to reveal genetic relationships in traditional and evolved Basmati (EB) and semidwarf non-Basmati (NB) riceExpand
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Genetic evidence from Indian red jungle fowl corroborates multiple domestication of modern day chicken
BackgroundDomestication of chicken is believed to have occurred in Southeast Asia, especially in Indus valley. However, non-inclusion of Indian red jungle fowl (RJF), Gallus gallus murghi in previousExpand
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Genetic diversity and relationships in mulberry (genus Morus) as revealed by RAPD and ISSR marker assays
BackgroundThe genus Morus, known as mulberry, is a dioecious and cross-pollinating plant that is the sole food for the domesticated silkworm, Bombyx mori. Traditional methods using morphologicalExpand
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Genetic characterization of the Indian cattle breeds, Ongole and Deoni (Bos indicus), using microsatellite markers – a preliminary study
BackgroundMolecular characterization of cattle breeds is important for the prevention of germplasm erosion by cross breeding. The Indian zebu cattle have their significant role in evolution ofExpand
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Microsatellites in the silkworm, Bombyx mori: abundance, polymorphism, and strain characterization.
We have isolated and characterized microsatellites (simple sequence repeat (SSR) loci) from the silkworm genome. The screening of a partial genomic library by the conventional hybridization methodExpand
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Genetic characterization of the silkworm Bombyx mori by simple sequence repeat (SSR)-anchored PCR
Thirteen diverse strains of the silkworm Bombyx mori were analysed using the simple sequence repeat anchored polymerase chain reaction (SSR-anchored PCR) or Inter-SSR-PCR (ISSR-PCR). A set of fourExpand
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Development of Genetic Sexing Strains in Lepidoptera: from Traditional to Transgenic Approaches
Abstract The sterile insect technique (SIT) is currently being used for the control of many agricultural pests, including some lepidopteran species. The SIT relies on the rearing and release of largeExpand
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POSITIVE SELECTION DRIVES FASTER‐Z EVOLUTION IN SILKMOTHS
Genes linked to X or Z chromosomes, which are hemizygous in the heterogametic sex, are predicted to evolve at different rates than those on autosomes. This “faster‐X effect” can arise either as aExpand
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Simple sequence repeat-based consensus linkage map of Bombyx mori.
We established a genetic linkage map employing 518 simple sequence repeat (SSR, or microsatellite) markers for Bombyx mori (silkworm), the economically and culturally important lepidopteran insect,Expand
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