Kevin G McCracken

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alaska
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Sexual selection. Are ducks impressed by drakes' display?
    K G McCracken
    Institute of Arctic Biology and Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775, USA
    Nature 413:128. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Is homoplasy or lineage sorting the source of incongruent mtdna and nuclear gene trees in the stiff-tailed ducks (Nomonyx-Oxyura)?
    Kevin McCracken
    Institute of Arctic Biology, Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775 USA
    Syst Biol 54:35-55. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Gene flow in the face of countervailing selection: adaptation to high-altitude hypoxia in the betaA hemoglobin subunit of yellow-billed pintails in the Andes
    Kevin G McCracken
    Department of Biology and Wildlife, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Mol Biol Evol 26:815-27. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Parallel evolution in the major haemoglobin genes of eight species of Andean waterfowl
    K G McCracken
    Institute of Arctic Biology, Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA
    Mol Ecol 18:3992-4005. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Signatures of high-altitude adaptation in the major hemoglobin of five species of andean dabbling ducks
    Kevin G McCracken
    Institute of Arctic Biology, Department of Biology and Wildlife, and University of Alaska Museum, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775, USA
    Am Nat 174:631-50. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Multilocus coalescent analysis of haemoglobin differentiation between low- and high-altitude populations of crested ducks (Lophonetta specularioides)
    Mariana Bulgarella
    Department of Biology and Wildlife, Institute of Arctic Biology, and University of Alaska Museum, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA
    Mol Ecol 21:350-68. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic and structural analysis of the HbA (alphaA/betaA) and HbD (alphaD/betaA) hemoglobin genes in two high-altitude waterfowl from the Himalayas and the Andes: Bar-headed goose (Anser indicus) and Andean goose (Chloephaga melanoptera)
    Kevin G McCracken
    Institute of Arctic Biology, Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 56:649-58. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Genetic and phenotypic divergence between low- and high-altitude populations of two recently diverged cinnamon teal subspecies
    Robert E Wilson
    Institute of Arctic Biology, Department of Biology and Wildlife, and University of Alaska Museum, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA
    Evolution 67:170-84. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Do common eiders nest in kin groups? Microgeographic genetic structure in a philopatric sea duck
    Sarah A Sonsthagen
    Institute of Arctic Biology and Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA
    Mol Ecol 19:647-57. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Heteropatric speciation in a duck, Anas crecca
    Kevin Winker
    Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Museum, 907 Yukon Drive, Fairbanks, AK, 99775, USA
    Mol Ecol 22:5922-35. 2013

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint Sexual selection. Are ducks impressed by drakes' display?
    K G McCracken
    Institute of Arctic Biology and Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775, USA
    Nature 413:128. 2001
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Is homoplasy or lineage sorting the source of incongruent mtdna and nuclear gene trees in the stiff-tailed ducks (Nomonyx-Oxyura)?
    Kevin McCracken
    Institute of Arctic Biology, Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775 USA
    Syst Biol 54:35-55. 2005
    ..In the case of Oxyura, the answer to both questions may be no. Complete mtDNA sequences combined with data from a very large number of nuclear loci may be the only way to resolve such trichotomies...
  3. doi request reprint Gene flow in the face of countervailing selection: adaptation to high-altitude hypoxia in the betaA hemoglobin subunit of yellow-billed pintails in the Andes
    Kevin G McCracken
    Department of Biology and Wildlife, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Mol Biol Evol 26:815-27. 2009
    ..Heterozygous individuals may have a dispersal advantage if their hemoglobin has a wider range of function due to the presence of multiple protein isoforms with a mixture of different oxygen affinities...
  4. doi request reprint Parallel evolution in the major haemoglobin genes of eight species of Andean waterfowl
    K G McCracken
    Institute of Arctic Biology, Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA
    Mol Ecol 18:3992-4005. 2009
    ..The patterns of parallel evolution observed in these waterfowl suggest that adaptation to high-altitude hypoxia has resulted from selection on unique but overlapping sets of one to five amino acid substitutions in each lineage...
  5. ncbi request reprint Signatures of high-altitude adaptation in the major hemoglobin of five species of andean dabbling ducks
    Kevin G McCracken
    Institute of Arctic Biology, Department of Biology and Wildlife, and University of Alaska Museum, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775, USA
    Am Nat 174:631-50. 2009
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Multilocus coalescent analysis of haemoglobin differentiation between low- and high-altitude populations of crested ducks (Lophonetta specularioides)
    Mariana Bulgarella
    Department of Biology and Wildlife, Institute of Arctic Biology, and University of Alaska Museum, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA
    Mol Ecol 21:350-68. 2012
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic and structural analysis of the HbA (alphaA/betaA) and HbD (alphaD/betaA) hemoglobin genes in two high-altitude waterfowl from the Himalayas and the Andes: Bar-headed goose (Anser indicus) and Andean goose (Chloephaga melanoptera)
    Kevin G McCracken
    Institute of Arctic Biology, Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 56:649-58. 2010
    ..Our findings illustrate the importance of understanding phylogenetic relationships and polarity of character-state changes when making inferences about adaptive evolution...
  8. doi request reprint Genetic and phenotypic divergence between low- and high-altitude populations of two recently diverged cinnamon teal subspecies
    Robert E Wilson
    Institute of Arctic Biology, Department of Biology and Wildlife, and University of Alaska Museum, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA
    Evolution 67:170-84. 2013
    ..Multiple selection pressures associated with high-altitude habitats, including cold and hypoxia, have likely shaped morphological and genetic divergence within South American cinnamon teal populations...
  9. doi request reprint Do common eiders nest in kin groups? Microgeographic genetic structure in a philopatric sea duck
    Sarah A Sonsthagen
    Institute of Arctic Biology and Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA
    Mol Ecol 19:647-57. 2010
    ..A long-term demographic study is needed to understand more fully the mechanisms that lead to fine-scale genetic structure observed in common eiders breeding in the Beaufort Sea...
  10. doi request reprint Heteropatric speciation in a duck, Anas crecca
    Kevin Winker
    Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Museum, 907 Yukon Drive, Fairbanks, AK, 99775, USA
    Mol Ecol 22:5922-35. 2013
    ..g. each matching their reproductive effort to different resource blooms) promote genetic isolation and divergence despite periods of sympatry between them, as the heteropatric model predicts. ..
  11. pmc Gene flow and hybridization between numerically imbalanced populations of two duck species in the Falkland Islands
    Kevin G McCracken
    Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Museum, and Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e23173. 2011
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  12. doi request reprint Population structure and genetic diversity of moose in Alaska
    Jennifer I Schmidt
    Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 902 N Koyukuk Dr, Fairbanks, AK, 99775 7000, USA
    J Hered 100:170-80. 2009
    ..Finally, there was no evidence of bottlenecks either at the population level or overall. We conclude that weak population structure occurs among moose in Alaska with population expansion from interior Alaska westward toward the coast...
  13. pmc Gene flow and hybridization between numerically imbalanced populations of two duck species on the subantarctic island of South Georgia
    Kevin G McCracken
    Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Museum, and Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e82664. 2013
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  14. pmc Movements of birds and avian influenza from Asia into Alaska
    Kevin Winker
    University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:547-52. 2007
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