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Behavior predicts genes structure in a wild primate group.
TLDR
In the first quantitative test of the priority-of-access model among wild primates, the reproductive priority of dominant males was confirmed by molecular genetic analysis, however, the resultant high short-term variance in reproductive success did not translate into equally high long- term variance because male dominance status was unstable.
Human microsatellites applicable for analysis of genetic variation in apes and Old World monkeys.
TLDR
It is confirmed that with the use of appropriate universally applicable PCR conditions, a subset of human microsatellites are informative genetic markers in a wide range of divergent primate taxa.
Isolation of Microsatellite Markers in Animals
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Because of their high variability and rapid evolution, microsatellites are becoming increasingly important in gene mapping and population studies.
From 61 species to five: endemic tree snails of the Society Islands fall prey to an ill-judged biological control programme
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It now seems that the remnant populations of Samoana attenuata discovered only 5 years ago are the only species of partulid still surviving beyond Tahiti on the Society Island group, and Partulidae are clearly a highly threatened family of invertebrates, and in need of the most intense conservation focus.
Extant populations of endemic partulids on Tahiti, French Polynesia
The current distribution of endemic partulid snails on Tahiti in French Polynesia reflects the danger snails still exist in good numbers in two areas, at opposite ends of the island. In other areas,
Prehistoric inter-archipelago trading of Polynesian tree snails leaves a conservation legacy
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It is proposed that the white-shelled P. hyalina, originally restricted to Tahiti, had aesthetic value throughout these archipelagoes and may have prompted the establishment of multiple founder populations in the Australs and Southern Cooks.
Partulids on Tahiti: Differential persistence of a minority of endemic taxa among relict populations*
The extinction of many species of endemic land snails in French Polynesia because of the introduction of the carnivorous snail Euglandina rosea is a salutary lesson in hasty biological control
Genotyping with microsatellite markers
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The high information content of the genetic data yielded by microsatellite loci, and the advantage that material for micros satellite analysis can potentially be sampled non-invasively from free-living populations, make these markers one of the molecular tools of choice for many population and biodiversity studies.
Negative impacts of invasive predators used as biological control agents against the pest snail Lissachatina fulica: the snail Euglandina ‘rosea’ and the flatworm Platydemus manokwari
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It is concluded that Euglandina and P. manokwari are not effective biocontrol agents, but do have major negative effects on native snail faunas.
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