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The mating system, dispersal behavior and genetic structure of a collared pika (Ochotona collaris: Ochotonidae) population in the southwest Yukon, and a phylogeny of the genus Ochotona.Download
Pikas (Ochotona, Ochotonidae) are small, short-eared lagomorphs that inhabit steppes and mountains in northern and central Asia and alpine regions in western North America. I examined the dispersal patterns, genetic structure and mating system of a collared pika (O. collaris) population from the...
Abstract The sponge reefs, found only off the coast of British Columbia, Canada, are a unique and alien deep sea ecosystem that is not well understood and is threatened by human activities. Here I developed a genetic barcode to differentiate between the two most common sponges on the reefs,...
Population Structure of Mountain Pine Beetle Symbiont Leptographium longiclavatum and the Implication on the Multipartite Beetle-Fungi RelationshipsDownload
Over 18 million ha of forests have been destroyed in the past decade in Canada by the mountain pine beetle (MPB) and its fungal symbionts. Understanding their population dynamics is critical to improving modeling of beetle epidemics and providing potential clues to predict population expansion....
Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) were among the first large mammals to be assessed for genetic variation in the wild, and they remain a common subject of genetics studies. Although recent advances in genotyping technology have allowed for more accurate determination of population structure and the...
New insights about barnacle reproduction: Spermcast mating, aerial copulation and population genetic consequencesDownload
Barnacles are mostly hermaphroditic and they are believed to mate via copulation or, in a few species, by self-fertilization. However, isolated individuals of two species that are thought not to self-fertilize, Pollicipes polymerus and Balanus glandula, nonetheless carried fertilized...
Mitochondrial DNA variation and identification of bark weevils in the Pissodes strobi species group in western Canada (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)Download
Abstract: Morphological, allozyme, and chromosomal characters and ecological traits have limited value for discriminating among four closely related Pissodes spp. known from western Canada. We amplified a 1585-bp segment of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), including half of the cytochrome oxidase I...
Linear mixed model (LMM) analysis has been recently used extensively for estimating additive genetic variances and narrow-sense heritability in many genomic studies. While the LMM analysis is computationally less intensive than the Bayesian algorithms, it remains infeasible for large-scale...
Sperling, Felix A. H., Murray, Brent W., Li, Yisu, Coltman, David W., Bohlmann, Joerg, Janes, Jasmine K., Cooke, Janice E. K., Boone, Celia K., Huber, Dezene P.W., Keeling, Christopher I., Yuen, Macaire M. S.
The mountain pine beetle (MPB; Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins), a major pine forest pest native to western North America, has extended its range north and eastward during an ongoing outbreak. Determining how the MPB has expanded its range to breach putative barriers, whether physical...
Estimating animal abundance in industrial scale batches of ground meat is important for mapping meat products through the manufacturing process and for effectively tracing the finished product during a food safety recall. The processing of ground beef involves a potentially large number of...