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How to overcome genotyping errors in non‐invasive genetic mark‐recapture population size estimation—A review of available methods illustrated by a case study
The main goal of non-invasive genetic capture-mark-recapture (CMR) analysis is to gain an unbiased and reliable population size estimate of species that cannot be sampled directly. The method has… Expand
An optimisation approach to increase DNA amplification success of otter faeces
Faeces have proved to be a suitable non-invasive DNA source for microsatellite analysis in wildlife research. For the success of such studies it is essential to obtain the highest possible PCR… Expand
The tales of two geckos: does dispersal prevent extinction in recently fragmented populations?
Although habitat loss and fragmentation threaten species throughout the world and are a major threat to biodiversity, it is apparent that some species are at greater risk of extinction in fragmented… Expand
Role of envelope N-linked glycosylation in Ross River virus virulence and transmission.
- M. Nelson, L. Herrero, +6 authors S. Mahalingam
- Biology, Medicine
- The Journal of general virology
- 1 May 2016
With an expanding geographical range and no specific treatments, human arthritogenic alphaviral disease poses a significant problem worldwide. Previous in vitro work with Ross River virus (RRV)… Expand
Can Genetic Estimators Provide Robust Estimates of the Effective Number of Breeders in Small Populations?
The effective population size (Ne) is proportional to the loss of genetic diversity and the rate of inbreeding, and its accurate estimation is crucial for the monitoring of small populations. Here,… Expand
Genetic analysis reveals the costs of peri-urban development for the endangered grassland earless dragon
Australia’s natural temperate grasslands have diminished to 0.5 % of their former area since European settlement and, as a consequence, are highly fragmented and modified. Many vertebrate species… Expand
Similarities and differences in activities and agonistic behavior of male Eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) in captivity and the wild.
The behavior of free-ranging and captive Eastern grey kangaroos Macropus giganteus, was observed by the same observers, with similar methods and under similar vegetational/climatic conditions in a… Expand
A model‐derived short‐term estimation method of effective size for small populations with overlapping generations
Summary If not actively managed, small and isolated populations lose their genetic variability and the inbreeding rate increases. Combined, these factors limit the ability of populations to adapt… Expand
Microsatellite DNA markers for Australian geckos
Nine highly polymorphic microsatellite markers were developed for Gehyra variegata from an enriched library screened for tetranucleotide repeats. An average of 19.44 alleles per locus and an average… Expand
Mating system and intrapatch mobility delay inbreeding in fragmented populations of a gecko
Habitat fragmentation can cause high levels of inbreeding within populations by creating small isolated populations and therefore can affect population survival. While most genetic studies of… Expand