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Characterizing the physical and genetic structure of the lodgepole pine × jack pine hybrid zone: mosaic structure and differential introgressionDownload
Understanding the physical and genetic structure of hybrid zones can illuminate factors affecting their formation and stability. In north-central Alberta, lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Dougl. ex Loud. var. latifolia) and jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb) form a complex and poorly defined hybrid...
Background Linkage disequilibrium (LD) between genes at linked or independent loci can occur at gametic and zygotic levels known asgametic LD and zygotic LD, respectively. Gametic LD is well known for its roles in fine-scale mapping of quantitative trait loci, genomic selection and evolutionary...
Introgression potential between safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) and wild relatives of the genus CarthamusDownload
Background: Safflower, Carthamus tinctorius, is a thistle that is grown commercially for the production of oil and birdseed and recently, as a host for the production of transgenic pharmaceutical proteins. C. tinctorius can cross with a number of its wild relatives, creating the possibility of...
Absorption of UV light by nucleic acids can result in the formation of molecular lesions leading to mutagenesis, carcinogenesis, and cell death. Thus, understanding DNA damage is important for elucidating the molecular mechanisms of disease. Much effort has been focused on developing methods for...
Speciation and hybridization in the Old World swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) species complexDownload
Species delimitation is fundamental to evolutionary biology. However the process is far from straightforward in systems with complex evolutionary histories, and the concept of species as taxonomic hypotheses is often overlooked in many biological disciplines. Here I investigate species...
Species identifications have been historically difficult in the economically important spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) pest complex. Morphological, ecological, behavioural, and genetic characters have been studied to try to understand the taxonomy of this group, but diagnostic character...
Temporal isolation contributes to ecological speciation in a diversity of insect taxa. Such prezygotic isolation can reduce or stop hybridization between closely related taxa or populations, leading to speciation. Within the spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) species complex, hybridization...