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WHAT MOLECULES CAN TELL US ABOUT POPULATIONS: CHOOSING ANDUSING A MOLECULAR MARKER
This work evaluates the application of several major techniques (protein electrophoresis, nuclear and mitochondrial RFLPs, minisatellite and microsatellite VNTRs, RAPDs, and DNA sequencing) to an array of questions regarding individual identification, exclusion and assignment of parentage, and various levels of population structure.
Worldwide Phylogenetic Relationship of Avian Poxviruses
This study provides a broad and comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the Avipoxvirus genus, an ecologically and environmentally important viral group, to formulate a genome sequencing strategy that will clarify avipoxVirus taxonomy.
CORRELATIONAL SELECTION LEADS TO GENETIC INTEGRATION OF BODY SIZE AND AN ATTRACTIVE PLUMAGE TRAIT IN DARK‐EYED JUNCOS
- J. McGlothlin, P. Parker, V. Nolan, Ellwn D. Ketterson
- Biology, PsychologyEvolution; international journal of organic…
- 1 March 2005
This is the first study to show both genetic correlations between sexually selected traits and currently acting correlational sexual selection, and it is suggested that correlationalSexual selection frequently may be an important mechanism for maintaining the honesty of sexual signals.
Testosterone affects reproductive success by influencing extra–pair fertilizations in male dark–eyed juncos (Aves: Junco hyemalis)
- S. Raouf, P. Parker, E. Ketterson, V. Nolan, Charles Ziegenfus
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society of London…
- 22 November 1997
This first hormonal manipulation of an avian phenotype shown to have influenced male RS through EPFs suggests that testosterone may have mediated the evolution of inter– and intraspecific differences in allocation of reproductive effort to mate attraction and parental care.
Flexible social structure of a desert rodent, Rhombomys opimus: philopatry, kinship, and ecological constraints
It is concluded that great gerbils are facultatively social and may be adaptive in unpredictable desert conditions because they live solitarily under conditions of limited food and high mortality that disrupt social behavior and group formation.
Disease ecology in the Galápagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis): host genetic diversity, parasite load and natural antibodies
- N. Whiteman, K. Matson, J. Bollmer, P. Parker
- Biology, Environmental ScienceProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 7 April 2006
This is the first study linking inbreeding, innate immunity and parasite load in an endemic, in situ wildlife population and provides a clear framework for assessment of disease risk in a Galápagos endemic.
Plasmodium blood parasite found in endangered Galapagos penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus)
Physiological Effects on Demography: A Long‐Term Experimental Study of Testosterone’s Effects on Fitness
The higher fitness of testosterone‐treated males in the absence of a comparable natural phenotype suggests that the natural phenotype may be constrained and the negative social effects on offspring and mates suggest that these effects might prevent high‐testosterone phenotypes from spreading in the population.
Phylogeography of the Galápagos hawk (Buteo galapagoensis): a recent arrival to the Galápagos Islands.
Adult Survival and Imperfect Assessment of Parentage: Effects on Male Parenting Decisions
A dynamic programming approach is used to address how level of paternity, ability to assess paternity, and adult survival rate interact to affect male tolerance of reduced parentage in a given brood and better characterize the nature of paternity uncertainty and its effect on EPF tolerance.