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Paradoxically, an allozyme study of Metepeira "spinipes" (sensu lato) demonstrated extensive gene flow among four populations whose members are nevertheless morphologically and behaviorally distinct. Initially, the authors tentatively concluded that the populations exhibited panmixis and suggested that local environmental effects accounted for the apparent(More)
Knowledge of the dispersal status of group members is important to understanding how sociality may have evolved within a species. I assessed the effectiveness of four techniques for elucidating dispersal behaviour in a rock-dwelling rodent (Ctenodactylus gundi) with small group sizes (2-10 animals): genetic parentage assignment, haplotype data and kinship(More)
Current mating system theory predicts that the number of females breeding in a group will depend on the number of females in the group and the accessibility of unrelated males, whereas the number of males breeding in a group will depend on the ability of males to control access to reproductive females. By combining information on group composition with(More)
We report the isolation and characterization of eight polymorphic and five monomorphic microsatellites in North Island brown kiwi (NIBK, Apteryx mantelli), using two polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques employing either short-tandem repeat primers (STR method) or random PCR-based isolation of microsatellite arrays (PIMA method). Microsatellite(More)
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