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Mechanisms of population differentiation in seabirds
Despite recent advances in population genetic theory and empirical research, the extent of genetic differentiation among natural populations of animals remains difficult to predict. We reviewedExpand
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A TEST OF THE GLACIAL REFUGIUM HYPOTHESIS USING PATTERNS OF MITOCHONDRIAL AND NUCLEAR DNA SEQUENCE VARIATION IN ROCK PTARMIGAN (LAGOPUS MUTUS)
The glacial refugium hypothesis (GRH) proposes that glaciers promoted differentiation and generation of intraspecific diversity by isolating populations in ice‐free refugia. We tested threeExpand
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Intron variation in marbled murrelets detected using analyses of single‐stranded conformational polymorphisms
Combination of the targeted amplification of nuclear introns and the analysis of single‐stranded conformational polymorphisms has the potential to provide an inexpensive, rapid, versatile andExpand
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Glacial vicariance and historical biogeography of rock ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) in the Bering region
In this paper, we address alternative hypotheses for the evolution of subspecies of rock ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) endemic to the Aleutian Archipelago. To do this we examined patterns of geneticExpand
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Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primers for the amplification of five nuclear introns in vertebrates
[Extract] Advancements in evolutionary genetics, as well as the conservation of biodiversity, increasingly require direct analyses of sequence variation in nuclear DNA. Recent studies indicate thatExpand
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Sympatric speciation by allochrony in a seabird
The importance of sympatric speciation (the evolution of reproductive isolation between codistributed populations) in generating biodiversity is highly controversial. Whereas potential examples ofExpand
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Speciation in seabirds: why are there so many species…and why aren’t there more?
  • V. Friesen
  • Biology
  • Journal of Ornithology
  • 31 May 2015
AbstractSpeciation—the multiplication of species through the evolution of barriers to reproduction between populations—plays a central role in evolution since it enables two or more populations toExpand
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POLYTOMIES AND THE POWER OF PHYLOGENETIC INFERENCE
Although phylogenetic hypotheses can provide insights into mechanisms of evolution, their utility is limited by our inability to differentiate simultaneous speciation events (hard polytomies) fromExpand
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Rapid divergence and postglacial colonization in western North American Steller's jays (Cyanocitta stelleri)
Post‐Pleistocene avian colonization of deglaciated North America occurred from multiple refugia, including a coastal refugium in the northwest. The location of a Pacific Coastal refugium isExpand
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Appraisal of the consequences of the DDT‐induced bottleneck on the level and geographic distribution of neutral genetic variation in Canadian peregrine falcons, Falco peregrinus
Peregrine falcon populations underwent devastating declines in the mid‐20th century due to the bioaccumulation of organochlorine contaminants, becoming essentially extirpated east of the Great PlainsExpand
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