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Genetic structure of Mesoamerican populations of Big‐leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) inferred from microsatellite analysis
While microsatellites have been used to examine genetic structure in local populations of Neotropical trees, genetic studies based on such high‐resolution markers have not been carried out forExpand
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Population genetic structure of mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King, Meliaceae) across the Brazilian Amazon, based on variation at microsatellite loci: implications for conservation
Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla, Meliaceae) is the most valuable and intensively exploited Neotropical tree. No information is available regarding the genetic structure of mahogany in South America,Expand
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Extreme long‐distance dispersal of the lowland tropical rainforest tree Ceiba pentandra L. (Malvaceae) in Africa and the Neotropics
Many tropical tree species occupy continental expanses of rainforest and flank dispersal barriers such as oceans and mountains. The role of long‐distance dispersal in establishing the range of suchExpand
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Optimal sampling strategy for estimation of spatial genetic structure in tree populations
Fine-scale spatial genetic structure (SGS) in natural tree populations is largely a result of restricted pollen and seed dispersal. Understanding the link between limitations to dispersal in geneExpand
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Verifying the geographic origin of mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King) with DNA-fingerprints.
Illegal logging is one of the main causes of ongoing worldwide deforestation and needs to be eradicated. The trade in illegal timber and wood products creates market disadvantages for products fromExpand
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Post-logging loss of genetic diversity in a mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King, Meliaceae) population in Brazilian Amazonia
Abstract Big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King, Meliaceae) is the most valuable widely traded timber species from the Neotropics. Mahogany has been severely overexploited throughout itsExpand
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Prey preference of the common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus, Chiroptera) using molecular analysis
Morphological identification of prey fragments in vampire bat feces is impossible because of an exclusively blood-based diet. Therefore, studies of their foraging ecology require innovativeExpand
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Flexible mating system in a logged population of Swietenia macrophylla King (Meliaceae): implications for the management of a threatened neotropical tree species
Microsatellites were used to evaluate the mating system of the remaining trees in a logged population of Swietenia macrophylla, a highly valuable and threatened hardwood species, in the BrazilianExpand
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Multiplexed systems of microsatellite markers for genetic analysis of mahogany, Swietenia macrophylla King (Meliaceae), a threatened neotropical timber species.
Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King [Meliaceae]) is the most valuable hardwood species in the neotropics. Its conservation status has been the subject of increasing concern due to overexploitationExpand
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Monitoring genetic diversity in tropical trees with multilocus dominant markers
Since no universal codominant markers are currently available, dominant genetic markers, such as amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP), are valuable tools for assessing genetic diversity inExpand
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