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Genome sequence, comparative analysis and haplotype structure of the domestic dog
Here we report a high-quality draft genome sequence of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris), together with a dense map of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) across breeds. The dog is of particularExpand
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Transgressive segregation, adaptation and speciation
The production of extreme or ‘transgressive’ phenotypes in segregating hybrid populations has been speculated to contribute to niche divergence of hybrid lineages. Here, we assess the frequency ofExpand
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SNPs in ecology, evolution and conservation
Over the past two decades, new molecular genetic techniques have had substantial impacts on the fields of ecology, evolution and conservation. However, our current toolbox of genetic methodologiesExpand
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Multigene phylogeny of the Mustelidae: Resolving relationships, tempo and biogeographic history of a mammalian adaptive radiation
BackgroundAdaptive radiation, the evolution of ecological and phenotypic diversity from a common ancestor, is a central concept in evolutionary biology and characterizes the evolutionary histories ofExpand
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Multiple and ancient origins of the domestic dog.
Mitochondrial DNA control region sequences were analyzed from 162 wolves at 27 localities worldwide and from 140 domestic dogs representing 67 breeds. Sequences from both dogs and wolves showedExpand
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High MHC diversity maintained by balancing selection in an otherwise genetically monomorphic mammal.
The San Nicolas Island fox (Urocyon littoralis dickeyi) is genetically the most monomorphic sexually reproducing animal population yet reported and has no variation in hypervariable genetic markers.Expand
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Estimating population size by genotyping faeces
Population size is a fundamental biological parameter that is difficult to estimate. By genotyping coyote (Canis latrans) faeces systematically collected in the Santa Monica Mountains near LosExpand
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Genome-wide SNP and haplotype analyses reveal a rich history underlying dog domestication
Advances in genome technology have facilitated a new understanding of the historical and genetic processes crucial to rapid phenotypic evolution under domestication. To understand the process of dogExpand
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FAST‐TRACK: A southern California freeway is a physical and social barrier to gene flow in carnivores
Roads present formidable barriers to dispersal. We examine movements of two highly mobile carnivores across the Ventura Freeway near Los Angeles, one of the busiest highways in the United States. TheExpand
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Effects of Urbanization and Habitat Fragmentation on Bobcats and Coyotes in Southern California
Abstract: Urbanization and habitat fragmentation are major threats to wildlife populations, especially mammalian carnivores. We studied the ecology and behavior of bobcats (   Lynx rufus ) andExpand
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