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Can assignment tests measure dispersal?
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Individual‐based assignment tests are now standard tools in molecular ecology and have several applications, including the study of dispersal, and will provide useful dispersal data in many applied and theoretical situations. Expand
dartr: An r package to facilitate analysis of SNP data generated from reduced representation genome sequencing
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A new r package, dartr, enables the analysis of single nucleotide polymorphism data for population genomic and phylogenomic applications, and provides user‐friendly functions for data quality control and marker selection, and permits rigorous evaluations of conformation to Hardy–Weinberg equilibrium, gametic‐phase disequilibrium and neutrality. Expand
Effect of Vegetation Matrix on Animal Dispersal: Genetic Evidence from a Study of Endangered Skinks
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Patterns of dispersal and response to matrix vegetation were complex, and the causes of these patterns deserve attention in future studies of habitat fragmentation. Expand
Y chromosome analysis of dingoes and southeast asian village dogs suggests a neolithic continental expansion from Southeast Asia followed by multiple Austronesian dispersals.
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It is hypothesized that isolation of Neolithic dogs from wolves in Southeast Asia was a key step accelerating their phenotypic transformation, enhancing their value in trade and as cargo, and enabling them to rapidly expand and replace more primitive dogs to the West. Expand
Ocean's eleven: a critical evaluation of the role of population, evolutionary and molecular genetics in the management of wild fisheries
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Genetic technologies that are relevant to fisheries management are grouped into eleven themes, which are described in plain language for a non-specialist audience and suggest that uptake will grow, particularly as communication between geneticists and end-users improves. Expand
Death by sex in an Australian icon: a continent‐wide survey reveals extensive hybridization between dingoes and domestic dogs
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Overall, wildpure dingoes remain the dominant predator over most of Australia, but the speed and extent to which hybridization has occurred in the approximately 220 years since the first introduction of domestic dogs indicate that the process may soon threaten the persistence of pure dingoes. Expand
Using disaster to prevent catastrophe: referencing the impacts of flow changes in large dryland rivers
This paper outlines the hydrological change associated with water resources development for six rivers within the Murray-Darling Basin. Hydrological change was assessed using simulated data from theExpand
Cats (Felis catus) are more abundant and are the dominant predator of woylies (Bettongia penicillata) after sustained fox (Vulpes vulpes) control
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DNA analysis of swabs taken from radio-collars and carcasses of woylies indicated that predation by cats caused most mortalities and was three times the fox predation rate, which may significantly reduce the effectiveness of fox control programs throughout Australia. Expand
Gel‐free species identification using melt‐curve analysis
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A method of species identification that uses species-specific primers and melt-curve analysis, and avoids post-PCR manipulation of samples, which was highly accurate when trialled on DNA from six large carnivore species from Tasmania, Australia. Expand
Heritable variation in heat shock gene expression: a potential mechanism for adaptation to thermal stress in embryos of sea turtles
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It is shown that the heat-shock response is heritable in sea turtles and operates at the embryonic stage in any reptile, and the presence of heritable variation in the expression of key thermotolerance genes is necessary for sea turtles to adapt at a molecular level to warming incubation environments. Expand
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