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Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography of red deer (Cervus elaphus).
Genetic diversity and differentiation of central European freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera L.) populations: implications for conservation and management
TLDR
The genetic structure of 24 freshwater pearl mussel populations originating from five major central European drainages including Elbe, Danube, Rhine, Maas and Weser is investigated, representing the last and most important populations in this area.
Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA phylogeography of European grayling (Thymallus thymallus): evidence for secondary contact zones in central Europe
TLDR
This study shows that both large‐scale phylogeographical and detailed genetic analyses on a fine scale are mandatory for developing appropriate conservation guidelines of endangered species.
Genetic diversity, gene flow and drift in Bavarian red deer populations (Cervus elaphus)
TLDR
The coalescent model analysis suggests that the genetic structure of Bavarian red deer used to be characterized by adrift–gene flow equilibrium and is now influenced by drift and disruption of the geneflow.
Identification of a piscine reovirus-related pathogen in proliferative darkening syndrome (PDS) infected brown trout (Salmo trutta fario) using a next-generation technology detection pipeline
TLDR
This study highlights that the approach of first screening immune responses along a timeline in order to identify synchronously affected stages in different specimens which subsequently were ultra-deep sequenced is an effective approach in pathogen detection.
The status of host fish populations and fish species richness in European freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) streams
TLDR
It is suggested that 0+ host fish are not necessarily required to sustain functional pearl mussel populations, and low densities of host fish can be compensated by the higher glochidia carrying capacity of older host fish with limited previous contact with pearl mussels, by the long reproductive period of mussel, and by low mortality rates of juvenile mussels during their post-parasitic phase.
Host–parasite interactions in oligotrophic stream ecosystems: the roles of life‐history strategy and ecological niche
  • J. Geist, R. Kuehn
  • Environmental Science, Biology
    Molecular ecology
  • 1 February 2008
TLDR
The results question the effectiveness of single‐species approaches in the conservation of genetic aquatic resources and suggest that genetic information from species with different life‐history strategies should be considered simultaneously for geographical conservation prioritization in stream ecosystems.
Population genetic structure of wild boar Sus scrofa in Bulgaria as revealed by microsatellite analysis
TLDR
The evolutionary background leading to the two defined management units as well as conservation and management strategies are discussed, indicating human impact on population genetic structure most likely resulted from fencing and former translocation actions.
Drainage-independent genetic structure and high genetic diversity of endangered freshwater pearl mussels (Margaritifera margaritifera) in northern Europe
TLDR
The complex patterns of genetic diversity and differentiation in pearl mussel seem to be strongly influenced by the species’ high degree of specialisation and extraordinary life history strategy which involves facultative hermaphrodism and an obligatory encystment stage on a host fish.
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