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Biogeographic histories and genetic diversity of western North American tree species: implications for climate changeDownload
Over the last two million years, the evolution of North American tree species, subspecies, and genetic varieties has taken place in a constantly changing landscape often dominated by extensive ice sheets and restricted temperate climate environments. Here, I approximately reconstruct post-glacial...
Birds of a feather do not always lek together: Genetic diversity and kinship structure of Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) in AlbertaDownload
Endangered species are sensitive to the genetic effects of fragmentation, small population size, and inbreeding, so effective management requires a thorough understanding of their breeding systems and genetic diversity. The Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is a lekking species that...
Broadening genetic diversity in canola (Brassica napus) germplasm using the B. oleracea var. alboglabra C-genomeDownload
Genetic diversity in spring canola (Brassica napus L., AACC genome, 2n=38) cultivars is narrow. Limited effort has been made to utilize genetic diversity from the diploid species B. oleracea (CC genome, 2n=18), apparently due to the difficulty of producing B. napus × B. oleracea hybrids as well...
Broadening of genetic diversity in spring canola (Brassica napus L.) by use of the C genome of Brassica oleracea var. italica and Brassica oleracea var. capitataDownload
Spring canola Brassica napus L. (AACC, 2n = 38) is one of the major crops in Canada. A decline in genetic diversity in breeding populations is a threat for continued improvement of this crop from a long-term perspective. Genetic diversity in Canadian spring B. napus canola can be broadened...
Broadening of genetic diversity in spring canola (Brassica napus L.) by use of yellow sarson and Canadian spring Brassica rapa L.Download
Canada is the top producer of Brassica oilseeds [B. napus L. (n = 19, AC genome)] in the world. Genetic diversity has declined in this crop in the recent years due to use of only superior and genetically narrow gene pool in breeding. Presence of adequate genetic diversity is important for further...
Characterisation of genetic variation in the pig breeds of China and Europe – The PigBioDiv2 project.Download
The PigBioDiv2 project will evaluate and compare genetic diversity among the pig breeds of China and Europe. At least 50 Chinese breeds will be sampled and compared with 59 European breeds previously sampled in the PigBioDiv1 project. The European pig biodiversity database will be extended to at...
Evaluation of Spring Canola (Brassica Napus) Lines Derived from Rutabaga (Brassica Napus Var. Napobrassica) X Canola Crosses for Agronomic and Seed Quality Traits and HeterosisDownload
Brassica napus L. (AACC, 2n = 38) canola is the most extensively cultivated Brassica oilseed crop in the world; it is one of the most important field crops in Canada. The narrow genetic diversity in this crop is considered one of the major hindrances for continued improvement of this crop for...
Genetic diversity and host specificity in the winter tick - Dermacentor albipictus (Acari: Ixodidae)Download
Dermacentor albipictus (Packard) is an obligate, hematophagous ectoparasite commonly found on large ungulates in North America. At high infestation levels, the winter tick is known to cause severe pathology and may transmit diseases to its hosts. Knowledge of the genetic diversity in this...
Genetic variation in lodgepole pine and interior spruce: adaptation to climate and implications for seed transferDownload
This thesis investigates genetic variation of two commercially important conifers in western Canada, interior spruce and lodgepole pine. The goals were to quantify genetic diversity and geographic structure, to describe multitrait adaptation to local climates, and to use this information for the...
Analysis of the genetic variation of an endangered population is an important component for the success of conservation. Animals from two local Romanian pig breeds, the Mangalitsa and Bazna, were analysed for variation at a number of genetic loci using PCR-based DNA tests. Polymorphism was...