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Universal primers for fluorescent labelling of PCR fragments—an efficient and cost‐effective approach to genotyping by fluorescence
A suite of four high‐performance universal primers that can be employed in a three primer PCR approach for efficient and cost‐effective fluorescent end‐labelling of PCR fragments and are combined with multiple fluorophores to co‐amplify multiple loci efficiently via multiplex PCR.
Barcoding Queensland Fruit Flies (Bactrocera tryoni): impediments and improvements
Identification of adult fruit flies primarily involves microscopic examination of diagnostic morphological characters, while immature stages, such as larvae, can be more problematic. One of the…
Identification of a candidate adaptive polymorphism for Drosophila life history by parallel independent clines on two continents
This work evaluated allelic variation at two insulin signalling genes, the Insulin‐like Receptor (InR) and its substrate, chico, in natural populations of D. melanogaster and identified a polymorphism at InR that appears to be functionally significant and consistent with hypothetical patterns of selection across geography.
The Bassian Isthmus and the major ocean currents of southeast Australia influence the phylogeography and population structure of a southern Australian intertidal barnacle Catomerus polymerus (Darwin)
It is suggested that the east–west division is indicative of allopatric divergence resulting from the emergence of the Bassian land‐bridge during glacial maxima, preventing gene flow between these two lineages.
Candidate genes and thermal phenotypes: identifying ecologically important genetic variation for thermotolerance in the Australian Drosophila melanogaster cline
These results confirm interactions between hsr‐omega and thermal resistance, as well as between In(3L)Payne and cold resistance, but do not provide evidence for associations between thermal responses and alleles at other clinally varying marker genes.
Phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences reveals polyphyly in the goitred gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa)
A phylogenetic framework is provided, based on the analysis of mtDNA sequences of a number of individuals collected from the wild and captivity throughout the species’ natural range, which revealed a polyphyly within the presumed species of G. subgutturosa resulting in two distinct clades.
FAST‐TRACK: Waves of parthenogenesis in the desert: evidence for the parallel loss of sex in a grasshopper and a gecko from Australia
DNA sequence data is used to test for similarities in the tempo and mode of the evolution of parthenogenesis in a grasshopper and a lizard from the Australian desert to find spectacular congruence between genetic and geographic patterns of parthensogenesis in these distantly related organisms.
Systematic relationships within the dasyurid marsupial tribe Sminthopsini--a multigene approach.
- M. Blacket, C. Krajewski, Alexandros Labrinidis, B. Cambron, S. Cooper, M. Westerman
- BiologyMolecular phylogenetics and evolution
- 1 July 1999
Parsimony analyses of combined nuclear and mitochondrial data suggest that Antechinomys is sister to a clade consisting of Sminthopsis and Ningaui, and Compositions of species groups are partially congruent with clades previously proposed on the basis of morphological data.
A tale of two flatties: different responses of two terrestrial flatworms to past environmental climatic fluctuations at Tallaganda in montane southeastern Australia
Different contemporary population dynamics may reflect different responses to recent climate warming, as two species of terrestrial flatworm show highly congruent patterns of catchment‐based local genetic endemism with one another and with previously studied slime‐mould grazing Collembola.
DNA-based identifications reveal multiple introductions of the vegetable leafminer Liriomyza sativae (Diptera: Agromyzidae) into the Torres Strait Islands and Papua New Guinea
- M. Blacket, A. D. Rice, L. Semeraro, M. Malipatil
- BiologyBulletin of Entomological Research
- 20 May 2015
DNA barcoding methods employed here not only identified multiple introductions of L. sativae, but also appear generally applicable to the identification of other agromyzid leafminers and should decrease the likelihood of potentially co-amplifying internal hymenopteran parasitoids.