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Recent and rapid speciation with limited morphological disparity in the genus Rattus.
Lineage through time plots and ancestral state reconstruction of ecological characters suggest that diversification of Sahulian Rattus was most rapid early on as they expanded into novel ecological conditions, however, rapid lineage accumulation occurred even when morphological disparity within lineages was low suggesting that future studies consider other phenotypes in the diversifying of Rattus. Expand
Microsatellite analysis of genetic structure in the mangrove species Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh. (Avicenniaceae)
The level of genetic variation throughout the entire worldwide range of the mangrove species Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh. was examined using microsatellite markers. Three microsatellite lociExpand
Microsatellite markers for American mink ( Mustela vison ) and ermine ( Mustela erminea )
The Australian bush rat, Rattus fuscipes greyii , possesses several characteristics which make it an ideal model organism for population and evolutionary genetic studies. The bush rat is one ofExpand
Biogeographic origins of goannas (Varanidae): a molecular perspective.
The results suggest that the Australian species may be derived from an Asian source and are, therefore, in agreement with the hypothesis based on the fossil record suggesting that Varanidae may be Asian in origin. Expand
Evolution in the Murinae (Rodentia) Assessed by Microcomplement Fixation of Albumin
It is suggested that following an early period of relatively rapid dispersal from the place of origin, little further dispersal took place and subsequent evolution occurred within relatively confined geographic areas. Expand
Microsatellite variation and assessment of genetic structure in tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia– Myrtaceae)
Analysis of five microsatellite loci in 500 Melaleuca alternifolia individuals produced 98 alleles that were useful for population genetic studies, showing low levels of inbreeding in certain populations as well as a significant isolation‐by‐distance model. Expand
Evolution in some South-east Asian Murinae (Rodentia), as Assessed by Microcomplement Fixation of Albumin, and their Relationship to Australian Murines
The results support South-east Asia as being a centre of murine evolution with secondary foci in Sulawesi, New Guinea and Australia, and the Australian murines, represented by Mesembriomys, may be part of this South-East Asian radiation but, if so, arose early in its history. Expand
Myoglobin intron variation in the Gouldian Finch Erythrura gouldiae assessed by temperature gradient gel electrophoresis
In this study we show how the use of exon‐primed, intron‐crossing (EPIC) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of a diploid intronic region, in conjunction with temperature gradient gel electrophoresisExpand
Immunological Relationships and Generic Revision of the Australian Lizards Assigned to the Genus Leiolopisma (Scincidae, Lygosominae)
The phylogenetic relationships of the Australian scincid lizards currently assigned to the genus Leiolopisma have been examined by quantitative micro-complement fixation (MC'F) comparisons of serum albumin, and it is suggested that the Australian species belong to several distinct phyletic lineages within the Eugongylus group. Expand