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Introgression of chukar genes into a reintroduced red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) population in central Italy.
Insight regarding the genetic origin and composition of the studied population of the red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) is likely to provide general and critical information for the appropriateExpand
Polymorphic microsatellites developed by cross-species amplifications in common pheasant breeds.
Genetic variability was analysed in two common breeds of pheasant (Phasianus colchicus L. 1758) by means of cross-species amplifications of microsatellite loci: 154 chicken, Gallus gallus and 32Expand
High level of genetic differentiation in the marine isopod Sphaeroma terebrans (Crustacea Isopoda Sphaeromatidae) as inferred by mitochondrial DNA analysis
Sphaeroma terebrans Bate 1866 is a marine isopod belonging to the large family Sphaeromatidae, which normally colonises the aerial roots of the mangrove genus Rhizophora in tropical and subtropicalExpand
Complex genetic patterns in the mangrove wood-borer Sphaeroma terebrans Bate, 1866 (Isopoda, Crustacea, Sphaeromatidae) generated by shoreline topography and rafting dispersal
Abstract A phylogeographic analysis of the widely distributed marine wood-boring isopod Sphaeroma terebrans Bate 1866 was carried out to test for potential genetic differentiation and geographicalExpand
Investigating the puzzling genetic structure of mallard populations (Anas platyrhynchos L.) in Italy
The mallard (Anas platyrhynchos L.), the most abundant waterfowl species, is an important migratory component of the Holartic fauna. In Europe, massive numbers of farm-reared mallards of unknownExpand
Argas (Persicargas) persicus (Oken, 1818) (Ixodida: Argasidae) in Sicily with considerations about its Italian and West-Mediterranean distribution.
Recently, in the province of Trapani (Western Sicily), some overwintering specimens of the argasid tick Argos (Persicargas) persicus (Oken, 1818) were observed and collected. Morphological andExpand
MHC genotype predicts mate choice in the ring‐necked pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Females of several vertebrate species selectively mate with males on the basis of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes. As androgen‐mediated maternal effects have long‐lastingExpand
Molecular and morphological differentiation between steganacarid mites (Acari: Oribatida) from the Canary islands
Two steganacarid species, Steganacarus (Steganacarus)tenerifensis and S. (S.)carlosi, the first endemic to Tenerife and the second to La Gomera and Tenerife, were found to have such wideExpand
Effects of copper on larvae of the marbled crab Pachygrapsus marmoratus (Decapoda, Grapsidae): Toxicity test and biochemical marker responses.
The importance of trace elements in ecotoxicological investigations is a well-known issue when monitoring polluted areas such as commercial harbors. Copper represents one of the most common metalExpand
Molecular and ecological characterization of urban populations of the mallard (Anas platyrhynchos L.) in Italy
Urban habitats are increasing worldwide and represent new potential environments for many species of animals, in particular birds. As a result of contact with humans, urban wildlife can experienceExpand