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The Confounding Effect of Population Structure on Bayesian Skyline Plot Inferences of Demographic History
Many coalescent-based methods aiming to infer the demographic history of populations assume a single, isolated and panmictic population (i.e. a Wright-Fisher model). While this assumption may beExpand
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Comparative phylogeography of African savannah ungulates 1
The savannah biome of sub‐Saharan Africa harbours the highest diversity of ungulates (hoofed mammals) on Earth. In this review, we compile population genetic data from 19 codistributed ungulate taxaExpand
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Diversity and transboundary mobility of serotype O foot-and-mouth disease virus in East Africa: implications for vaccination policies.
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus serotype O has been responsible for most reported outbreaks of the disease in East Africa. A sustained campaign for the past 40 years to control FMD mainly byExpand
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Extinct New Zealand megafauna were not in decline before human colonization
Significance In New Zealand, nine species of moa (large, wingless ratite birds) went extinct shortly after Polynesian settlement. In this study, we characterize the gene pools of four moa speciesExpand
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Are there really twice as many bovid species as we thought?
Correspondence to be sent to: Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Ole Maaloes Vej 5, DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark;E-mail: rheller@bio.ku.dk, rathmuth@gmail.com.R. Heller and P. FrandsenExpand
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Mid‐Holocene decline in African buffalos inferred from Bayesian coalescent‐based analyses of microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA
Genetic studies concerned with the demographic history of wildlife species can help elucidate the role of climate change and other forces such as human activity in shaping patterns of divergence andExpand
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Can small wildlife conservancies maintain genetically stable populations of large mammals? Evidence for increased genetic drift in geographically restricted populations of Cape buffalo in East Africa
The Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer) is one of the dominant and most widespread herbivores in sub‐Saharan Africa. High levels of genetic diversity and exceptionally low levels of populationExpand
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Genetic basis of ruminant headgear and rapid antler regeneration
Phylogeny and characteristics of ruminants Ruminants are a diverse group of mammals that includes families containing well-known taxa such as deer, cows, and goats. However, their evolutionaryExpand
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The Araguaia River as an Important Biogeographical Divide for Didelphid Marsupials in Central Brazil.
The riverine barrier model suggests that rivers play a significant role in separating widespread organisms into isolated populations. In this study, we used a comparative approach to investigate theExpand
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