M D Sorenson

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Dopamine receptor genetic polymorphisms and body composition in undernourished pastoralists: an exploration of nutrition indices among nomadic and recently settled Ariaal men of northern Kenya
    Dan T A Eisenberg
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 8:173. 2008
  2. pmc Strong mitochondrial DNA support for a Cretaceous origin of modern avian lineages
    Joseph W Brown
    University of Michigan Museum of Zoology and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 1109 Geddes Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1079, USA
    BMC Biol 6:6. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Primers for a PCR-based approach to mitochondrial genome sequencing in birds and other vertebrates
    M D Sorenson
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 12:105-14. 1999
  4. pmc Sexual imprinting misguides species recognition in a facultative interspecific brood parasite
    Michael D Sorenson
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 277:3079-85. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Clade-limited colonization in brood parasitic finches (Vidua spp.)
    Michael D Sorenson
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Syst Biol 53:140-53. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Speciation by host switch in brood parasitic indigobirds
    Michael D Sorenson
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Nature 424:928-31. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint More taxa, more characters: the hoatzin problem is still unresolved
    Michael D Sorenson
    Department of Biology, Boston University, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 20:1484-98. 2003
  8. doi request reprint Genotyping HapSTR loci: phase determination from direct sequencing of PCR products
    Michael D Sorenson
    Department of Biology, Boston University, 5 Cummington St, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Mol Ecol Resour 11:1068-75. 2011
  9. pmc Relationships of the extinct moa-nalos, flightless Hawaiian waterfowl, based on ancient DNA
    M D Sorenson
    Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 266:2187-93. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint A single ancient origin of brood parasitism in African finches: implications for host-parasite coevolution
    M D Sorenson
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Evolution 55:2550-67. 2001

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. pmc Dopamine receptor genetic polymorphisms and body composition in undernourished pastoralists: an exploration of nutrition indices among nomadic and recently settled Ariaal men of northern Kenya
    Dan T A Eisenberg
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 8:173. 2008
    ..The Ariaal live in northern Kenya, are chronically undernourished and are divided socially among age-sets...
  2. pmc Strong mitochondrial DNA support for a Cretaceous origin of modern avian lineages
    Joseph W Brown
    University of Michigan Museum of Zoology and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 1109 Geddes Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1079, USA
    BMC Biol 6:6. 2008
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Primers for a PCR-based approach to mitochondrial genome sequencing in birds and other vertebrates
    M D Sorenson
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 12:105-14. 1999
    ..In addition, these primers should make available a wider variety of mitochondrial genes for studies based on smaller data sets...
  4. pmc Sexual imprinting misguides species recognition in a facultative interspecific brood parasite
    Michael D Sorenson
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 277:3079-85. 2010
    ..Under more natural conditions, a variety of mechanisms may mitigate or counteract the effects of early imprinting for redheads reared in canvasback broods...
  5. ncbi request reprint Clade-limited colonization in brood parasitic finches (Vidua spp.)
    Michael D Sorenson
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Syst Biol 53:140-53. 2004
    ..Host switches in parasitic finches have most often involved new hosts in the same or a closely related genus, an effect that increases the apparent congruence of host and parasites trees...
  6. ncbi request reprint Speciation by host switch in brood parasitic indigobirds
    Michael D Sorenson
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Nature 424:928-31. 2003
    ..In contrast to the cuckoo Cuculus canorus, in which only female lineages are faithful to specific hosts, host switches have led to speciation in indigobirds because both males and females imprint on their hosts...
  7. ncbi request reprint More taxa, more characters: the hoatzin problem is still unresolved
    Michael D Sorenson
    Department of Biology, Boston University, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 20:1484-98. 2003
    ..We also show that mtDNA sequences reported in another recent study included pervasive errors that biased the analysis towards finding a sister relationship between hoatzin and turacos...
  8. doi request reprint Genotyping HapSTR loci: phase determination from direct sequencing of PCR products
    Michael D Sorenson
    Department of Biology, Boston University, 5 Cummington St, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Mol Ecol Resour 11:1068-75. 2011
    ..Our approach eliminates the need for more costly and time-consuming processes, such as cloning or acrylamide gel electrophoresis to separate alleles prior to sequencing...
  9. pmc Relationships of the extinct moa-nalos, flightless Hawaiian waterfowl, based on ancient DNA
    M D Sorenson
    Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 266:2187-93. 1999
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint A single ancient origin of brood parasitism in African finches: implications for host-parasite coevolution
    M D Sorenson
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Evolution 55:2550-67. 2001
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Interordinal relationships of birds and other reptiles based on whole mitochondrial genomes
    D P Mindell
    Department of Biology, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Syst Biol 48:138-52. 1999
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Genetic continuity of brood-parasitic indigobird species
    Kristina M Sefc
    Boston University, Department of Biology, 5 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Mol Ecol 14:1407-19. 2005
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Dispersal ecology versus host specialization as determinants of ectoparasite distribution in brood parasitic indigobirds and their estrildid finch hosts
    Christopher N Balakrishnan
    Department of Biology, Boston University, 5 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Mol Ecol 16:217-29. 2007
    ..The distribution and relationships of louse species on brood parasitic finches and their hosts suggest that host-specific adaptations constrain the ability of lice to colonize new hosts, at least those that are distantly related...
  14. ncbi request reprint Phylogeography and conservation genetics of Eld's deer (Cervus eldi)
    Christopher N Balakrishnan
    Boston University, Department of Biology, 5 Cummington Street, Boston MA 02215, USA
    Mol Ecol 12:1-10. 2003
    ..Where possible, it may be advisable to translocate individuals between isolated populations within a subspecies to maintain levels of genetic variation in remaining Eld's deer populations...
  15. doi request reprint Phylogeny, biogeography and taxonomy of the African wattle-eyes (Aves: Passeriformes: Platysteiridae)
    Kevin Y Njabo
    Department of Biology, Boston University, 5 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 48:136-49. 2008
    ..Our study provides a framework for additional analyses of intraspecific phylogeography and species limits in these colorful birds...
  16. pmc mtDNA from fossils reveals a radiation of Hawaiian geese recently derived from the Canada goose (Brantacanadensis)
    Ellen E Paxinos
    Genetics Program, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:1399-404. 2002
    ..The giant Hawaii goose resembles the moa-nalos, a group of massive, extinct, flightless ducks that lived on older Hawaiian Islands and thus is an example of convergent evolution of similar morphologies in island ecosystems...
  17. pmc Incomplete reproductive isolation following host shift in brood parasitic indigobirds
    Christopher N Balakrishnan
    Department of Biology, Boston University, 5 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 276:219-28. 2009
    ..camerunensis. Thus, complete reproductive isolation is not necessarily an automatic consequence of host shifts, a result that suggests an important role for natural and/or sexual selection in indigobird speciation...
  18. ncbi request reprint The ruddy duck Oxyura jamaicensis in Europe: natural colonization or human introduction?
    Violeta Muñoz-Fuentes
    Estacion Biologica de Donana CSIC, Sevilla, Spain
    Mol Ecol 15:1441-53. 2006
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Lack of mitochondrial genetic structure in hamlets (Hypoplectrus spp.): recent speciation or ongoing hybridization?
    Marina L Ramon
    Boston University Marine Program, Marine Biological Laboratory, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
    Mol Ecol 12:2975-80. 2003
    ..The presence within hamlets of two divergent mtDNA clades, however, suggests a longer history during which hybridization and gene flow have prevented the differentiation of hamlet colour morphs, at least in neutral genetic markers...
  20. ncbi request reprint Congruent avian phylogenies inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences
    Jaime Garcia-Moreno
    Max Planck Research Centre for Ornithology Vogelwarte Radolfzell, Schlossallee 2, 78315 Radolfzell, Germany
    J Mol Evol 57:27-37. 2003
    ..We also show that, for mtDNA studies, turtles may be a better outgroup for birds than crocodilians because of their slower rate of sequence evolution...
  21. pmc Speciation in birds: genes, geography, and sexual selection
    Scott V Edwards
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:6550-7. 2005
    ....