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SNeP: a tool to estimate trends in recent effective population size trajectories using genome-wide SNP data
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SNeP is introduced, a multithreaded tool to perform the estimate of Ne using LD using the standard PLINK input file format (.ped and.map files) or by using LD values calculated using other software.
Landscape determinants of fine-scale genetic structure of a small rodent in a heterogeneous landscape (Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, South Africa)
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Identifying features of the landscape that facilitate movement/dispersal in M. natalensis potentially has application for other small mammals in similar ecosystems, and a landscape genetics approach may have applications in determining areas of high disease risk to humans.
Mitochondrial DNA lineages of Italian Giara and Sarcidano horses.
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To determine the genetic structure and evolutionary history of these 2 Sardinian breeds, the first hypervariable segment of the mitochondrial DNA was sequenced and analyzed in 40 Giara and Sarcidano horses and compared with publicly available mtDNA data from 43 Old World breeds.
Convergent genomic signatures of domestication in sheep and goats
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Comparing the genomes of wild Asiatic mouflon and Bezoar ibex with that of domestics from local, traditional and improved breeds finds common targets of selection related to domestication and improvement in sheep and goats.
Revisiting demographic processes in cattle with genome-wide population genetic analysis
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The results suggest modern cross-breeding and ancient hybridisation events have both played an important role, including with animals of indicine origin, and additional demographic complexity of modern European cattle is uncovered.
Detection of phylogenetically informative polymorphisms in the entire euchromatic portion of human Y chromosome from a Sardinian sample
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The non X-degenerate classes contain a significant portion of the phylogenetic variation of the whole chromosome and their inclusion in the analysis, almost doubling the number of informative polymorphisms, refining the known molecular phylogeny of the human Y chromosome.
Prospects and challenges for the conservation of farm animal genomic resources, 2015-2025
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There is still a large gap between the current state-of-the-art in the use of tools to characterize genomic resources and its application to many non-commercial and local breeds, hampering the consistent utilization of genetic and genomic data as indicators of genetic erosion and diversity.
Population structure and genetic diversity of 25 Russian sheep breeds based on whole-genome genotyping
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The genetic characteristics of the major Russian local sheep breeds are derived, which are moderately diverse and have a strong population structure.
Genomic signatures of adaptive introgression from European mouflon into domestic sheep
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It is inferred that Soay and Sarda sheep carry introgressed mouflon alleles involved in bitter taste perception and/or innate immunity, and the potential for adaptive introgression even among recently diverged populations is illustrated.
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