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Noninvasive genetic tracking of the endangered Pyrenean brown bear population
Pyrenean brown bears Ursus arctos are threatened with extinction. Management efforts to preserve this population require a comprehensive knowledge of the number and sex of the remaining individualsExpand
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Genome-Wide Survey of SNP Variation Uncovers the Genetic Structure of Cattle Breeds
A survey of genetic diversity of cattle suggests two domestication events in Asia and selection by husbandry. Not Just Dinner on Legs Several thousand years ago, human beings realized the virtues ofExpand
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Domesticating Animals in Africa: Implications of Genetic and Archaeological Findings
Domestication is an ongoing co-evolutionary process rather than an event or invention. Recent zooarchaeological and animal genetics research has prompted a thorough revision of our perspectives onExpand
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Indigenous sheep resources of Ethiopia: types, production systems and farmers preferences
Etiopia posee diversas poblaciones de ovinos, 23,6 millones, que varian segun la ecologia, los sistemas de produccion y las comunidades. En el 2005 se inicio un programa de caracterizacion fenotipicaExpand
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An approach to the optimal allocation of conservation funds to minimize loss of genetic diversity between livestock breeds
About 30% of all farm animal breeds worldwide are at risk of extinction. To prevent this irreversible erosion of genetic diversity, the limited funds available for conservation need to be allocatedExpand
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Polymorphic microsatellites in the blue tit Parus caeruleus and their cross‐species utility in 20 songbird families
© 2000 Blackwell Science Ltd, Molecular Ecology, 9, 1919–1952 Using the Primer 3 computer program (Rozen & Skaletsky 1997), primers could be designed to microsatellite-flanking regions of 37 clones.Expand
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The Origin of African Sheep: Archaeological and Genetic Perspectives
Indigenous African sheep genetic resources have been classified into two main groups, fat-tailed and thin-tailed sheep. The fat-tailed sheep are the most widely distributed, being found in a largeExpand
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High frequency of polyandry in a lek mating system
The adaptive significance of polyandry by female birds in the absence of direct benefits remains unclear. We determined the frequencies of polyandrous mating and multiple paternity in the ruff, aExpand
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Integrating Y-chromosome, mitochondrial, and autosomal data to analyze the origin of pig breeds.
We have investigated the origin of swine breeds through the joint analysis of mitochondrial, microsatellite, and Y-chromosome polymorphisms in a sample of pigs and wild boars with a worldwideExpand
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