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The endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow persists as a remnant population in a highly fragmented and regulated arid-land river system. The species is subject to dramatic annual fluctuations in density. Since 2003, the wild population has been supplemented by hatchery-reared fish. We report on a 12-year (1999-2010) monitoring study of genetic diversity and(More)
Mitochondrial ND2 sequences were used to investigate the phylogenetic relationships amongst 31 diprotodontid marsupials (kangaroos, wombats, koala, possums, and allies). ND2 sequences were analyzed separately and in conjunction with available 12S rDNA sequences for 22 diprotodontid taxa. Phylogenetic analyses consistently identified monophyly for the(More)
Genetic drift is expected to be the predominant evolutionary force in small, fragmented peripheral populations, which can lead to divergent allele frequencies and lowered diversity compared to the core population. Peripheral populations are not considered a high priority for conservation for this reason. However, peripheral populations may possess unique(More)
Model-free analysis has been extensively used to extract information on motions in proteins over a wide range of timescales from NMR relaxation data. We present a detailed analysis of the effects of rotational anisotropy on the model-free analysis of a ternary complex for dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR). Our findings show that the small degree of anisotropy(More)
In desert streams, fishes and other organisms that depend on surface water are predicted to inhabit smaller and more isolated wetted reaches, while the frequency and severity of disturbance is expected to increase under most climate change models. Together, these factors should reduce population genetic diversity and persistence probabilities. In this(More)
The Arkansas River Shiner is a threatened species that has been extirpated throughout much of its native range (Arkansas River drainage) and remaining populations are imperiled. Prior to 1978, this species was accidently introduced to the Pecos River (Rio Grande drainage) via bait bucket, and has since persisted for over 30 years. Genetic data show that the(More)
The relative influences of board-tip rebound and fulcrum setting upon vertical board-tip oscillation during hurdle flight were investigated to gain insight into the mechanism by which highly skilled divers are able to make effective contact with the springboard. Data were collected on running dives executed by 3-m finalists at the 1995 World Diving Cup(More)
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