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Analysis of SSRs derived from grape ESTs
Results show that EST-derived SSRs in Vitis are useful as they are polymorphic and highly transferable and have many potential applications in mapping and identity research. Expand
Microsatellite markers for American mink ( Mustela vison ) and ermine ( Mustela erminea )
The Australian bush rat, Rattus fuscipes greyii , possesses several characteristics which make it an ideal model organism for population and evolutionary genetic studies. The bush rat is one ofExpand
Measurement of biological information with applications from genes to landscapes
A new null theory for SH at the genetic level is presented, and it is shown that this index has advantages including independence of measures at each hierarchical level of organization; robust estimation of genetic exchange over a wide range of conditions; ability to incorporate information on population size; and explicit relationship to standard statistical tests. Expand
Microsatellite variation and assessment of genetic structure in tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia– Myrtaceae)
Analysis of five microsatellite loci in 500 Melaleuca alternifolia individuals produced 98 alleles that were useful for population genetic studies, showing low levels of inbreeding in certain populations as well as a significant isolation‐by‐distance model. Expand
Molecular phylogeny and dating reveals an Oligo-Miocene radiation of dry-adapted shrubs (former Tremandraceae) from rainforest tree progenitors (Elaeocarpaceae) in Australia.
This genus, whose distribution was previously thought to reflect Gondwanan vicariance, is shown to have arrived in New Zealand from Australia at least 6-7 million yr ago, and the role of dispersal in explaining the current geographical distribution of Elaeocarpaceae is illustrated. Expand
Plant DNA barcoding: from gene to genome
A new approach is advocate that, for selected groups of taxa, combines the best use of single‐locus barcodes and super‐barcodes for efficient plant identification, and discusses the feasibility of using the chloroplast genome as a super-barcode. Expand
Phylogenetic tests of community assembly across regional to continental scales in tropical and subtropical rain forests
Despite a shared evolutionary and biogeographic history, the two regions diverged from each other before the development of internal divergences. Expand
The application of SSRs characterized for grape (Vitis vinifera) to conservation studies in Vitaceae.
Results from this preliminary investigation suggest that it is possible to use grape-derived simple sequence repeats (SSR) loci for population studies on Vitaceae and will be beneficial to future studies aimed at determining the genetic consequences of rain forest fragmentation. Expand
Use of RAPD analysis in devising conservation strategies for the rare and endangered Grevillea scapigera (Proteaceae)
The methods used in this study provide a useful model for future projects involving the recovery of rare flora and selected a small group of plants that captured maximum genetic variability to be used in the recovery program of the species. Expand
Zebra Finch Incubation: Brood patch, Egg Temperature and Thermal Properties of the Nest
Hatching was more synchronous in the wild than in captivity and the ability of the nest to maintain a temperature differential was limited: air temperatures in the roof of the nesting chamber of enclosed roosting and breeding nests followed ambient temperatures closely when conditions were mild but the nest provided an insulating effect that ameliorated low temperatures. Expand