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Spatial Autocorrelation Analysis and the Identification of Operational Units for Conservation in Continuous Populations
It is proposed that the intercept of a spatial correlogram can be an indication of the minimum distance between samples that can conserve and assess genetic diversity with maximum efficiency at lower costs. Expand
RAPD variation and population genetic structure of Physalaemus cuvieri (Anura: Leptodactylidae) in Central Brazil
Studies about the organization of the genetic variability and population structure in natural populations are used either to understand microevolutionary processes or the effects of isolation byExpand
Demographic history and the low genetic diversity in Dipteryx alata (Fabaceae) from Brazilian Neotropical savannas
The results show strong evidences that genetic diversity in D. alata is the outcome of the historical changes in species distribution during the late Pleistocene, and recent fragmentation of the Cerrado biome may increase population differentiation, causing population decline and compromising long-term persistence. Expand
Mapping the evolutionary twilight zone: molecular markers, populations and geography
Since evolutionary processes, such as dispersal, adaptation and drift, occur in a geographical context, at multiple hierarchical levels, biogeography provides a central and important unifyingExpand
Genetic diversity in populations of the viper Bothrops moojeni Hoge, 1966 in Central Brazil using RAPD markers.
This is the first study that characterizes genetic variability for this important species of the Bothrops genus, and the data are of significant importance in terms of classifying populations in relation to their conservational value and management strategies. Expand
Conservation biogeography of the Cerrado's wild edible plants under climate change: Linking biotic stability with agricultural expansion.
The findings strongly suggest that the Southeast Cerrado should be considered a conservation priority, with new protected areas to be sustainably managed and restored, to guarantee the supply of cultural and ecosystem services provided from the Cerrados' WEPs. Expand
Development of microsatellite markers for the endangered Neotropical tree species Tibouchina papyrus (Melastomataceae).
12 microsatellite loci for Tibouchina papyrus (Melastomataceae), an endangered species with narrow and disjunct range, endemics to a few localities in "cerrado rupestre" from Central Brazil, were isolated and characterized by sequencing of a genomic shotgun library for primer design. Expand
Spatial autocorrelation analysis and ecological niche modelling allows inference of range dynamics driving the population genetic structure of a Neotropical savanna tree
Current genetic diversity and population structure in E. dysenterica can be explained by geographical range shifts associated with Quaternary climate dynamics, thus demonstrating the value of applying spatial analyses to study the ecological and evolutionary processes underlying differentiation even within populations possessing a continuous distribution. Expand
Landscape genetics of Physalaemus cuvieri in Brazilian Cerrado: Correspondence between population structure and patterns of human occupation and habitat loss
Analysis of population genetic structure of Physalaemus cuvieri in the core of the Leptodactylidae shows how broad scale processes of habitat loss and fragmentation, as those caused by intensive human occupation, affect population Genetic structure. Expand
Heterologous amplification and characterization of microsatellite markers in the Neotropical fish Leporinus friderici.
It is shown that a viable alternative to the costly development of specific primers for fish populations is simply testing for heterologous amplification of microsatellite markers available from research on other species. Expand