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Mammal species of the world: a taxonomic and geographic reference
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The format of accounts in this edition is similar to the previous volume, with the order Rodentia deserving a more detailed revision through subordinal division, and this arrangement seems to be well accepted by the scientific community. Expand
SPECIATION IN MAMMALS AND THE GENETIC SPECIES CONCEPT
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The proposed definition of the Genetic Species Concept is more compatible with a description of biodiversity of mammals than is “reproductively isolated species", and it is proposed that this genetic revolution remain museum- and voucher specimen–based and that new names are based on a holotype deposited in an accredited museum. Expand
A TEST OF THE GENETIC SPECIES CONCEPT: CYTOCHROME-b SEQUENCES AND MAMMALS
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Level of sequence variation in mitochondrial cytochrome-b gene was examined to ascertain if this molecule can provide a reference point in making decisions concerning species-level distinctions and it appears that genetic distance values may be useful for determination of species boundaries under the framework of the Genetic Species Concept. Expand
Use of "Lysis Buffer" in DNA isolation and its implication for museum collections /
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The method described below, which is a modification of a procedure described by Longmfreet al. (1991), has several advantages: relatively small amounts of tissue routinely provide large quantities of DNA, including both nuclear and mitochondrial components. Expand
Distribution of non-telomeric sites of the (TTAGGG)n telomeric sequence in vertebrate chromosomes
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Possible relationships between the non-telomeric distribution of the (TTAGGG)n sequence and the process of karyotype evolution, during which these sites may provide potential new telomeres are discussed. Expand
The Ecology and Evolutionary History of an Emergent Disease: Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
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During the identification period, physicians and medical staff made rapid progress in developing treatment methods to stabilize and sustain patients through the crisis period, thereby substantially improving patient survivorship; nonetheless, the mortality rate fell only to about 40%, where it remains today. Expand
Diversification among New World leaf-nosed bats : an evolutionary hypothesis and classification inferred from digenomic congruence of DNA sequence /
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Using the molecular and total-evidence trees and other information, a higher-level classification for the family Phyllostomidae is developed that includes 56 genera in 11 subfamilies and contends that digenomic congruence with concomitant statistical support is a robust statement in phylogeny reconstruction. Expand
Evaluation of Fecal DNA Preservation Techniques and Effects of Sample Age and Diet on Genotyping Success
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Analysis of DNA degradation rates revealed that samples collected as early as 5 days of age yielded DNA that was highly degraded relative to samples collected on day 1, suggesting that the optimal preservation technique depended on the food remains comprising the scat. Expand
All-Male Asexuality: Origin and Maintenance of Androgenesis in the Asian Clam Corbicula
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It is suggested that a single androgenetic lineage may have repeatedly captured mitochondrial genomes (as well as portions of nuclear genomes) from various sexual species, resulting in several distinct androgensetic species with distantly related mtDNA genomes and divergent morphologies. Expand
Karyotypic Evolution in Bats: Evidence of Extensive and Conservative Chromosomal Evolution in Closely Related Taxa
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This report describes and discusses a phenomchromosomal evolution, which appears to occur not chromosomal change and documentation only in bats but in a wide variety of living of the degree to which the evolution of forms is accurate. Expand
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