Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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The demand for exotic non-domesticated animals kept as pets in the United States of America (USA) is increasing the exportation rates of these species from their native ranges. Often, illegal harvesting of these species is used to boost captive-bred numbers and...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6180
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Introduction The zoonotic malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi has currently become the most dominant form of infection in humans in Malaysia and is an emerging infectious disease in most Southeast Asian countries. The P41 is a merozoite surface protein belonging...

["Genetics","Parasitology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6141
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Background The isolated population of desert bighorn sheep in the Silver Bell Mountains of southern Arizona underwent an unprecedented expansion in merely four years. We hypothesized that immigration from neighboring bighorn sheep populations could have caused...

["Conservation Biology","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5978
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Okinawa Island is located near the center of the Nansei Islands (∼24–31°N), at a relatively high latitude for coral reefs. Nevertheless, more than 80 coral genera (over 400 species) are abundant in the Nansei Islands. Since March, 2017, scleractinian corals have...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5915
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Captive populations are considered a key component of ex situ conservation programs. Research on multiple taxa has shown the differential success of maintaining demographic versus genetic stability and viability in captive populations. In typical captive populations,...

["Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5803
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Limited gene flow between populations due to geographic distance, presence of barriers or inherent low dispersal ability leads to the formation of genetically structured populations. Strong population structure indicates lowered levels or absence of gene flow which...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5752
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Genetic studies of the Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos) have so far focused on populations from Europe and North America, although the largest distribution area of brown bears is in Asia. In this study, we reveal population genetic parameters for the brown bear...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5660
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Background Analyses of the control region sequences of European brown trout populations’ mitrochondrial DNA have revealed five main evolutionary lineages (Atlantic, Danubian, Mediterranean, Adriatic, Marble) mostly relating to the main water basins; however, the...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5152
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Understanding how genetic diversity is maintained within populations is central to evolutionary biology. Research on colour polymorphism (CP), which typically has a genetic basis, can shed light on this issue. However, because gene flow can homogenise genetic variation,...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5462
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Background Invasive species are a growing threat to food biosecurity and cause significant economic losses in agricultural systems. Despite their damaging effect, they are attractive models for the study of evolution and adaptation in newly colonised environments....

["Biogeography","Ecology","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5340
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Gammaherpesviruses (GHVs) are host specific DNA viruses that infect a large range of mammalian species. These viruses preferentially target host lymphocyte cell populations and infection may lead to morbidity or mortality in immunocompromised, co-infected, or non-adapted...

["Genetics","Virology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4982
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Sugarbirds are a family of two socially-monogamous passerine species endemic to southern Africa. Cape and Gurney’s Sugarbird (Promerops cafer and P. gurneyi) differ in abundance, dispersion across their range and in the degree of sexual dimorphism in tail length,...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5000
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Background Due to habitat loss and fragmentation, numerous forest species are subject to severe population decline. Investigating variation in genetic diversity, phenotypic plasticity and local adaptation should be a prerequisite for implementing conservation actions....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4929
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Empirical genetic datasets used for estimating contemporary dispersal in wild populations and to correctly identify dispersers are rarely tested to determine if they are capable of providing accurate results. Here we test whether a genetic dataset provides sufficient...

["Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4573

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