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The Gidran is a native Hungarian horse breed that has approached extinction several times. Phylogenetic analysis of two mitochondrial markers (D-loop and cytochrome-b) was performed to determine the genetic characterization of the Gidran for the first time as well...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1894
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The brown bear Ursus arctos L., 1758 population of the Cantabrian Mountains (northwestern Spain) became isolated from other bear populations in Europe about 500 years ago and has declined due to hunting and habitat degradation. At the beginning of the 20th century,...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1928
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Background. Fetal malformations and other structural abnormalities are relatively frequent findings in the course of routine prenatal ultrasonographic examination. Due to their considerable genetic and clinical heterogeneity, the underlying genetic cause is often...

["Genetics","Genomics","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1955
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Genetic studies of subspecies endemic to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), British Columbia and the Alexander Archipelago of southeast Alaska have frequently found genetic corroboration for these phenotypically based taxa. Divergence and speciation are common...

["Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1985v1
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Cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) is a powerful marker for DNA barcoding of animals, with good taxonomic resolution and a large reference database. However, when used for DNA metabarcoding, estimation of taxa abundances and species detection are limited due to primer...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1966
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Landscape heterogeneity, phylogenetic history, and stochasticity all influence patterns of geneflow and connectivity in wild vertebrates. Fine-scale patterns of genetic partitioning may be particularly important for the sustainable management of widespread species...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1901
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Background: Grain amaranths (Amaranthus sp) have been cultivated for thousands of years in Central and South America. Their grains are of high nutritional value, but the low yield needs to be increased by selection of superior genotypes from genetically diverse...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1951v1
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The recent increased integration of evolutionary theory into conservation programs has greatly improved our ability to protect endangered species. A common application of such theory links population dynamics and indices of genetic diversity, usually estimated...

["Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1868
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Inferring the history of isolation and gene flow during species divergence is a central question in evolutionary biology. The European river lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) and brook lamprey (L. planeri) show a low reproductive isolation but have highly distinct...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1910
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Wild crop relatives are an important source of genetic diversity for crop improvement. Diversity estimates are generally lacking for many wild crop relatives. The objective of the present study was to analyze how genetic diversity is distributed within and among...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1875
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Cacao trees have been cultivated in Mesoamerica for at least 4,000 years. In this study, we analyzed sequence variation in the chloroplast DNA trnH-psbA intergenic spacer from 28 cacao trees from different farms in the Soconusco region in southern Mexico. Genetic...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Food Science and Technology","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1855
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Despite long-term scientific interest in the Florida Burrowing Owl, little is known about key aspects of its ecology that likely influence population persistence. This is a cause of alarm considering that the Florida Burrowing Owl has been designated a “Species...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1927v1
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Although the spread of sushi restaurants in the European Union and United States is a relatively new phenomenon, they have rapidly become among the most popular food services globally. Recent studies indicate that they can be associated with very high levels (>70%)...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1891
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The rare socially parasitic butterfly Maculinea alcon occurs in two forms, which are characteristic of hygric or xeric habitats and which exploit different host plants and host ants. The status of these two forms has been the subject of considerable controversy....

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1865
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Crohn’s disease (CD) is a prominent type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. CD is known to have higher prevalence in the Western countries, but the number of cases has been increasing in the past decades...

["Genetics","Molecular Biology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1843

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