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Estimating the probability of identity among genotypes in natural populations: cautions and guidelines
Individual identification using DNA fingerprinting methods is emerging as a critical tool in conservation genetics and molecular ecology. Statistical methods that estimate the probability of samplingExpand
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Reliable genotyping of samples with very low DNA quantities using PCR.
Our purpose was to identify an experimental procedure using PCR that provides a reliable genotype at a microsatellite locus using only a few picograms of template DNA. Under these circumstances, itExpand
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A new method for estimating the size of small populations from genetic mark–recapture data
The use of non‐invasive genetic sampling to estimate population size in elusive or rare species is increasing. The data generated from this sampling differ from traditional mark–recapture data inExpand
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Landscape genetics: where are we now?
Landscape genetics has seen rapid growth in number of publications since the term was coined in 2003. An extensive literature search from 1998 to 2008 using keywords associated with landscapeExpand
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Noninvasive genetic tracking of the endangered Pyrenean brown bear population
Pyrenean brown bears Ursus arctos are threatened with extinction. Management efforts to preserve this population require a comprehensive knowledge of the number and sex of the remaining individualsExpand
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Putting the ‘landscape’ in landscape genetics
Landscape genetics has emerged as a new research area that integrates population genetics, landscape ecology and spatial statistics. Researchers in this field can combine the high resolution ofExpand
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An empirical evaluation of genetic distance statistics using microsatellite data from bear (Ursidae) populations.
A large microsatellite data set from three species of bear (Ursidae) was used to empirically test the performance of six genetic distance measures in resolving relationships at a variety of scalesExpand
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Abstract Noninvasive genetic sampling provides great potential for research and management applications in wildlife biology. Researchers can obtain DNA from a variety of sources including hair,Expand
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Statistical approaches in landscape genetics: an evaluation of methods for linking landscape and genetic data
The goal of landscape genetics is to detect and explain landscape effects on genetic diversity and structure. Expand
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Molecular Detection of Vertebrates in Stream Water: A Demonstration Using Rocky Mountain Tailed Frogs and Idaho Giant Salamanders
Stream ecosystems harbor many secretive and imperiled species, and studies of vertebrates in these systems face the challenges of relatively low detection rates and high costs. Environmental DNAExpand
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