Genomes and Genes
- Gene-culture coevolution between cattle milk protein genes and human lactase genesAlbano Beja-Pereira
Laboratoire d Ecologie Alpine, Génomique des Populations et Biodiversité, CNRS UMR 5553, Universite Joseph Fourier, B P 53, 38041 Grenoble, Cedex 9, France
Nat Genet 35:311-3. 2003..This suggests a gene-culture coevolution between cattle and humans...
- The power and promise of population genomics: from genotyping to genome typingGordon Luikart
Laboratoire d Ecologie Alpine, Génomique des Populations et Biodiversit, CNRS UMR 5553, Universite Joseph Fourier, B P 53, F 38041 Grenoble, Cedex 9, France
Nat Rev Genet 4:981-94. 2003..However, the most useful contribution of the genomics model to population genetics will be improving inferences about population demography and evolutionary history...
- Large-scale mitochondrial DNA analysis of the domestic goat reveals six haplogroups with high diversitySaeid Naderi
Laboratoire d Ecologie Alpine, CNRS UMR 5553, Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
PLoS ONE 2:e1012. 2007..Thus studying the present genetic diversity helps to better understand the history of domestic species...
- Divergent mtDNA lineages of goats in an Early Neolithic site, far from the initial domestication areasHelena Fernández
Laboratoire d Ecologie Alpine, Génomique des Populations et Biodiversité, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Unité Mixte de Recherche 5553, Universite Joseph Fourier, BP 53 F 38041 Grenoble Cedex 09, France
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:15375-9. 2006....
- African origins of the domestic donkeyAlbano Beja-Pereira
Lab d Ecologie Alpine, UMR CNRS UJF 5553, 38041 Grenoble, France
Science 304:1781. 2004
- Evolutionary history of the genus Capra (Mammalia, Artiodactyla): discordance between mitochondrial DNA and Y-chromosome phylogeniesNathalie Pidancier
Laboratoire d Ecologie Alpine, Génomique des Populations et Biodiversité, CNRS UMR 5553, Universite Joseph Fourier, B P 53, F 38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France
Mol Phylogenet Evol 40:739-49. 2006..We suggest that a plausible scenario involves mtDNA introgression between ancestral taxa before the relatively recent colonization of Western Europe, the Caucasus Mountains, and East Africa by Capra populations...
- Likelihood-based estimation of the effective population size using temporal changes in allele frequencies: a genealogical approachPierre Berthier
Laboratoire de Biologie des populations d Altitude, UMR CNRS 5553, Universite Joseph Fourier, F38041 BP53 Cedex 9 Grenoble, France
Genetics 160:741-51. 2002..It will be especially useful in conservation biology because it less often overestimates N(e) than does N(eLB) and thus is less likely to erroneously suggest that a population is large and has a low extinction risk...
- Comparative evaluation of a new effective population size estimator based on approximate bayesian computationDavid A Tallmon
Laboratoire d Ecologie Alpine, UMR Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 5553, Universite Joseph Fourier, F38041 BP 53 Cedex 09, Grenoble, France
Genetics 167:977-88. 2004..The greatest strength of the SummStat estimator is its flexible structure. This flexibility allows it to incorporate any potentially informative summary statistic from population genetic data...
- Multiple maternal origins of chickens: out of the Asian junglesYi Ping Liu
Yunnan Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Domestic Animals, and Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, Yunnan 650223, China
Mol Phylogenet Evol 38:12-9. 2006..e., Vietnam, Burma, and Thailand), and the Indian subcontinent, respectively, which support the theory of multiple origins in South and Southeast Asia...
- DNA markers reveal the complexity of livestock domesticationMichael W Bruford
Cardiff School of Biosciences, Main Building, Cathay Park, PO Box 915, Cardiff CF10 3TL, UK
Nat Rev Genet 4:900-10. 2003..The real surprise has been the high number of domestication events and the diverse locations in which they took place - factors which could radically change our approach to conserving livestock biodiversity resources in the future...
- High polymorphism in the kappa-casein (CSN3) gene from wild and domestic caprine species revealed by DNA sequencingOliver C Jann
Institut fur Tierzucht und Haustiergenetik, Ludwigstr 21b, Justus Liebig Universitat Giessen, 35390 Giessen, Germany
J Dairy Res 71:188-95. 2004..A dendrogram was drawn to represent the molecular network between the caprine CSN3 variants...
- The origin of European cattle: evidence from modern and ancient DNAAlbano Beja-Pereira
Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos CIBIO UP and Secção Autónoma de Engenharia de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade do Porto, 4485 661 Vairão, Portugal
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:8113-8. 2006..If so, the European cattle may represent a more variable and valuable genetic resource than previously realized, and previous simple hypotheses regarding the domestication process and the diffusion of selected breeds should be revised...
- LOSITAN: a workbench to detect molecular adaptation based on a Fst-outlier methodTiago Antao
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA, UK
BMC Bioinformatics 9:323. 2008..Testing for selection is becoming one of the most important steps in the analysis of multilocus population genetics data sets. Existing applications are difficult to use, leaving many non-trivial, error-prone tasks to the user...
- Genetic monitoring as a promising tool for conservation and managementMichael K Schwartz
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, 800 E Beckwith Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801, USA
Trends Ecol Evol 22:25-33. 2007..Here, we illustrate how DNA and population genetic data can provide valuable information, often unattainable via other approaches, for monitoring species of management, conservation and ecological interest...
- Genetic rescue of an insular population of large mammalsJohn T Hogg
Montana Conservation Science Institute 5200 Upper Miller Creek Road, Missoula, MT 59803, USA
Proc Biol Sci 273:1491-9. 2006..Our findings suggest that genetic principles deserve broader recognition as practical management tools with near-term consequences for large-mammal conservation...
- Age-dependent genetic effects on a secondary sexual trait in male Alpine ibex, Capra ibexAchaz Von Hardenberg
Departement de Biologie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Mol Ecol 16:1969-80. 2007..Our results suggest that the horns of ibex males are an honest signal of genetic quality...
- Candidate gene microsatellite variation is associated with parasitism in wild bighorn sheepGordon Luikart
Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos CIBIO UP, and Universidade do Porto, 4485 661 Vairão, Portugal
Biol Lett 4:228-31. 2008..The results illustrate the usefulness of using genomic information, strong candidate genes and non-invasive sampling for monitoring both genetic variation and fitness-related traits, such as parasite resistance, in natural populations...
- Genetic effects of harvest on wild animal populationsFred W Allendorf
School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
Trends Ecol Evol 23:327-37. 2008..We recommend recognizing that some genetic change due to harvest is inevitable. Management plans should be developed by applying basic genetic principles combined with molecular genetic monitoring to minimize harmful genetic change...