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Molecular phylogeny of the Cricetinae subfamily based on the mitochondrial cytochrome b and 12S rRNA genes and the nuclear vWF gene.
Despite some popularity of hamsters as pets and laboratory animals there is no reliable phylogeny of the subfamily Cricetinae available so far. Contradicting views exist not only about the actualExpand
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Isolation and characterization of 18 microsatellites in the Peking duck (Anas platyrhynchos) and their application in other waterfowl species
We have isolated and characterized 18 microsatellite loci in the Peking duck (Anas platyrhynchos). The average number of alleles per locus was 3.5, ranging from one to six in domestic Peking ducks (nExpand
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Low microsatellite variation in laboratory gerbrils.
The Mongolian gerbil has become a model organism of increasing importance for the understanding of aging, epilepsy, the process of domestication or sociobiological questions. We report theExpand
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Fourteen polymorphic microsatellite loci characterized in the house sparrow Passer domesticus (Passeridae, Aves)
We characterized 14 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the house sparrow Passer domesticus. Four loci were isolated from house sparrow genomic libraries and 10 loci were identified by testing 100Expand
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Genetic spatial structure of European common hamsters (Cricetus cricetus) — a result of repeated range expansion and demographic bottlenecks
The spatial genetic structure of common hamsters (Cricetus cricetus) was investigated using three partial mitochondrial (mt) genes and 11 nuclear microsatellite loci. All marker systems revealedExpand
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Multiple bottlenecks in threatened western European populations of the common hamster Cricetus cricetus (L.)
Common hamsters Cricetus cricetus (L.)show a highly fragmented distributionpattern across Europe. Over the last decades,human influence caused significant populationdeclines in particular at theExpand
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Golden hamsters are nocturnal in captivity but diurnal in nature
Daily activity rhythms are nearly universal among animals and their specific pattern is an adaptation of each species to its ecological niche. Owing to the extremely consistent nocturnal patterns ofExpand
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Notes on the current distribution and the ecology of wild golden hamsters ( Mesocricetus auratus )
Two expeditions were carried out during September 1997 and March 1999 to confirm the current existence of Mesocricetus auratus in northern Syria. Six females and seven males were caught at differentExpand
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Differences in reproductive success between laboratory and wild-derived golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) as a consequence of inbreeding
All laboratory golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) originated from a sibling pairing back in 1930. Due to this extreme founder event, domestic golden hamsters are presumed to be one of the mostExpand
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