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BIOPSYING SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALES: THEIR REACTIONS AND EFFECTS ON REPRODUCTION
Abstract Collecting skin biopsies from large whales for genetic analysis is often subject to national permit, and in the case of cow-calf pairs, it may be prohibited. We present results of 906 biopsyExpand
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Population Structure of Three Species of Anisakis Nematodes Recovered From Pacific Sardines (Sardinops sagax) Distributed Throughout the California Current System
abstract:  Members of the Anisakidae are known to infect over 200 pelagic fish species and have been frequently used as biological tags to identify fish populations. Despite information on the globalExpand
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Polymorphic microsatellite loci isolated from humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae and fin whale, balaenoptera physalus
Key words: baleen whale, kinship, Mysteceti, STR lociInconservationgenetics,itisbecomingincreasinglyclear that parameters derived over evolutionarytime scales may not apply to much shorterExpand
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Utility of telomere length measurements for age determination of humpback whales
This study examines the applicability of telomere length measurements by quantitative PCR as a tool for minimally invasive age determination of free-ranging cetaceans. We analysed telomere length inExpand
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How many genetic markers to tag an individual? An empirical assessment of false matching rates among close relatives.
Genetic identification of individuals is now commonplace, enabling the application of tagging methods to elusive species or species that cannot be tagged by traditional methods. A key aspect isExpand
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Cloning and characterization of 29 tetranucleotide and two dinucleotide polymorphic microsatellite loci from the endangered marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus)
We developed 31 novel, polymorphic microsatellite loci in the marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus), a critically endangered seabird. Variability was tested on 15 individuals from the SantaExpand
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Telomere length and age in humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)
Telomeres are DNA sequences situated at the end of chromosomes that play a key role in maintaining chromosome integrity and are crucial for normal cell function. In vertebrates, telomeres tend toExpand
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