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INVITED REVIEW: Molecular analysis of predation: a review of best practice for DNA‐based approaches
Molecular analysis of predation, through polymerase chain reaction amplification of prey remains within the faeces or digestive systems of predators, is a rapidly growing field, impeded by a lack ofExpand
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Rapid screening of invertebrate predators for multiple prey DNA targets
DNA‐based techniques are providing valuable new approaches to tracking predator–prey interactions. The gut contents of invertebrate predators can be analysed using species‐specific primers to amplifyExpand
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Opening a can of worms: unprecedented sympatric cryptic diversity within British lumbricid earthworms
Earthworms play a major role in many aspects of soil fertility, food web ecology and ecosystem functioning, and hence are frequently the subjects of, for example, ecological and toxicologicalExpand
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Geographic variation can lead to the evolution of different local varieties within a given species, therefore influencing its distribution and genetic structure. We investigated the contribution ofExpand
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Prey choice by carabid beetles feeding on an earthworm community analysed using species‐ and lineage‐specific PCR primers
The carabid beetle Pterostichus melanarius is a major natural enemy of pests, such as aphids and slugs in agricultural systems. Earthworms are a dominant non‐pest component of the diet of P.Expand
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Molecular evidence for the maternal parentage in the hybrid origin of Spartina anglica C.E. Hubbard
Spartina anglica is a textbook example of a natural amphiploid, which originated from hybridization between S. alterniflora and S. maritima. Which of these species was the maternal parent hasExpand
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Partitioning the Heritability of Tourette Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Reveals Differences in Genetic Architecture
The direct estimation of heritability from genome-wide common variant data as implemented in the program Genome-wide Complex Trait Analysis (GCTA) has provided a means to quantify heritabilityExpand
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Epigenetic abnormalities associated with a chromosome 18(q21-q22) inversion and a Gilles de la Tourette syndrome phenotype
Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS) is a potentially debilitating neuropsychiatric disorder defined by the presence of both vocal and motor tics. Despite evidence that this and a related phenotypicExpand
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Reciprocal hybrid formation of Spartina in San Francisco Bay
Diversity in the tRNALEU1 intron of the chloroplast genome of Spartina was used to study hybridization of native California cordgrass, Spartina foliosa, with S. alterniflora, introduced to SanExpand
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Molecular analysis of faecal samples from birds to identify potential crop pests and useful biocontrol agents in natural areas.
Wild habitats adjoining farmland are potentially valuable sources of natural enemies, but also of pests. Here we tested the utility of birds as 'sampling devices', to identify the diversity of preyExpand
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