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Evolutionary factors affecting the cross-species utility of newly developed microsatellite markers in seabirds.
Microsatellite loci are ideal for testing hypotheses relating to genetic segregation at fine spatio-temporal scales. They are also conserved among closely related species, making them potentiallyExpand
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Genomic evidence of demographic fluctuations and lack of genetic structure across flyways in a long distance migrant, the European turtle dove
BackgroundUnderstanding how past climatic oscillations have affected organismic evolution will help predict the impact that current climate change has on living organisms. The European turtle dove,Expand
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High prevalence of Trichomonas gallinae in wild columbids across western and southern Europe
BackgroundAvian trichomonosis is known as a widespread disease in columbids and passerines, and recent findings have highlighted the pathogenic character of some lineages found in wild birds.Expand
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Phylogeography and genetic structure of two Patagonian shag species (Aves: Phalacrocoracidae).
We compared the phylogeographic and genetic structure of two sympatric shag species, Phalacrocorax magellanicus (rock shag) and Phalacrocorax atriceps (imperial shag), from Patagonia (southern SouthExpand
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Forest corridors between the central Andes and the southern Atlantic Forest enabled dispersal and peripatric diversification without niche divergence in a passerine.
The central Andean rainforests and the Atlantic Forest are separated by the Chaco and the Cerrado domains. Despite this isolation, diverse evidence suggests that these rainforests have been connectedExpand
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Does genetic structure reflect differences in non-breeding movements? A case study in small, highly mobile seabirds
BackgroundIn seabirds, the extent of population genetic and phylogeographic structure varies extensively among species. Genetic structure is lacking in some species, but present in others despite theExpand
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No evidence of extra-pair paternity or intraspecific brood parasitism in the Imperial Shag Phalacrocorax atriceps
AbstractIn long-lived birds with significant paternal care contribution, as the case of seabirds, extra-pair paternity (EPP) is an infrequent phenomenon. Intriguingly, and in contrast to the generalExpand
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Can the intake of antiparasitic secondary metabolites explain the low prevalence of hemoparasites among wild Psittaciformes?
BackgroundParasites can exert selection pressure on their hosts through effects on survival, on reproductive success, on sexually selected ornament, with important ecological and evolutionaryExpand
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Differential Expression Patterns Within the Grapevine Stilbene Synthase Gene Family Revealed Through Their Regulatory Regions
The analyses of the grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) genome have revealed an unusually large and closely related stilbene synthase (VvSTS) gene family. Interestingly, despite the high sequenceExpand
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Untangling the Hypogeococcus pungens species complex (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) for Argentina, Australia, and Puerto Rico based on host plant associations and genetic evidence
Hypogeococcus pungens, a mealybug native of southern South America, is devastating native cacti in Puerto Rico and threatening cactus diversity in the Caribbean, and potentially in Central and NorthExpand
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