Alfred L Roca

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Affiliation: University of Illinois
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The mastodon mitochondrial genome: a mammoth accomplishment
    Alfred L Roca
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Trends Genet 24:49-52. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Forest elephant mitochondrial genomes reveal that elephantid diversification in Africa tracked climate transitions
    Adam L Brandt
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Mol Ecol 21:1175-89. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Successful genotyping of microsatellites in the woolly mammoth
    Yasuko Ishida
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
    J Hered 103:459-64. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Distinguishing forest and savanna African elephants using short nuclear DNA sequences
    Yasuko Ishida
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Hered 102:610-6. 2011
  5. pmc Evidence for selection at HIV host susceptibility genes in a West Central African human population
    Kai Zhao
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 12:237. 2012
  6. doi request reprint The elephants of Gash-Barka, Eritrea: nuclear and mitochondrial genetic patterns
    Adam L Brandt
    The Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801
    J Hered 105:82-90. 2014
  7. pmc Reconciling apparent conflicts between mitochondrial and nuclear phylogenies in African elephants
    Yasuko Ishida
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e20642. 2011
  8. pmc Triangulating the provenance of African elephants using mitochondrial DNA
    Yasuko Ishida
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Urbana, IL, USA
    Evol Appl 6:253-65. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Impact of population expansion on genetic diversity and structure of river otters (Lontra canadensis) in Central North America
    Jessica R Brandt
    The Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL
    J Hered 105:39-47. 2014
  10. pmc Genetic variation at hair length candidate genes in elephants and the extinct woolly mammoth
    Alfred L Roca
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 9:232. 2009

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Publications17

  1. doi request reprint The mastodon mitochondrial genome: a mammoth accomplishment
    Alfred L Roca
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Trends Genet 24:49-52. 2008
    ..However, it also suggests that a complex evolutionary picture could ultimately emerge and points to similarities between the early evolution of the Elephantidae and that of the gorilla-human-chimpanzee clade...
  2. doi request reprint Forest elephant mitochondrial genomes reveal that elephantid diversification in Africa tracked climate transitions
    Adam L Brandt
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Mol Ecol 21:1175-89. 2012
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Successful genotyping of microsatellites in the woolly mammoth
    Yasuko Ishida
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
    J Hered 103:459-64. 2012
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Distinguishing forest and savanna African elephants using short nuclear DNA sequences
    Yasuko Ishida
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Hered 102:610-6. 2011
    ..Nuclear genotyping of museum, dung, or ivory samples will provide better-informed conservation management of Africa's elephants...
  5. pmc Evidence for selection at HIV host susceptibility genes in a West Central African human population
    Kai Zhao
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 12:237. 2012
    ....
  6. doi request reprint The elephants of Gash-Barka, Eritrea: nuclear and mitochondrial genetic patterns
    Adam L Brandt
    The Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801
    J Hered 105:82-90. 2014
    ..Conservation efforts should aim to protect Eritrean elephants and their habitat in the short run, with restoration of habitat connectivity and genetic diversity as long-term goals. ..
  7. pmc Reconciling apparent conflicts between mitochondrial and nuclear phylogenies in African elephants
    Yasuko Ishida
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e20642. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc Triangulating the provenance of African elephants using mitochondrial DNA
    Yasuko Ishida
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Urbana, IL, USA
    Evol Appl 6:253-65. 2013
    ..For taxa such as elephants in which nuclear and mtDNA markers differ in phylogeography, combining the two markers can triangulate the origins of confiscated wildlife products. ..
  9. doi request reprint Impact of population expansion on genetic diversity and structure of river otters (Lontra canadensis) in Central North America
    Jessica R Brandt
    The Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL
    J Hered 105:39-47. 2014
    ..The genetic distinctiveness of river otters from different geographic regions should be considered when deciding on source populations for future translocations. ..
  10. pmc Genetic variation at hair length candidate genes in elephants and the extinct woolly mammoth
    Alfred L Roca
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 9:232. 2009
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  11. ncbi request reprint The Near Eastern origin of cat domestication
    Carlos A Driscoll
    Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD 21702, USA
    Science 317:519-23. 2007
    ..Domestic cats derive from at least five founders from across this region, whose descendants were transported across the world by human assistance...
  12. ncbi request reprint A nuclear DNA phylogeny of the woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius)
    Cristian Capelli
    Istituto di Medicina Legale, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 40:620-7. 2006
  13. ncbi request reprint Genomic inferences from Afrotheria and the evolution of elephants
    Alfred L Roca
    Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, Basic Research Program, SAIC Frederick and National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD 21702, USA
    Curr Opin Genet Dev 15:652-9. 2005
    ..The elephant genome sequence might prove useful for comparative genomic studies of these advanced traits, which have appeared independently in only three mammalian orders: primates, cetaceans and proboscideans...
  14. ncbi request reprint Cytonuclear genomic dissociation in African elephant species
    Alfred L Roca
    Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, Basic Research Program, SAIC Frederick, Frederick, Maryland 21702, USA
    Nat Genet 37:96-100. 2005
    ..The persistence of residual forest elephant mitochondria in savanna elephant herds renders evolutionary interpretations based on mitochondrial DNA alone misleading and preserves a genomic record of ancient habitat changes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Mesozoic origin for West Indian insectivores
    Alfred L Roca
    Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, Basic Research Program, SAIC Frederick, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland 21702, USA
    Nature 429:649-51. 2004
    ..Efforts to prevent extinction of the two surviving solenodon species would conserve an entire lineage as old or older than many mammalian orders...
  16. pmc Genomically intact endogenous feline leukemia viruses of recent origin
    Alfred L Roca
    Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, Basic Research Program, SAIC Frederick, Maryland 21702, USA
    J Virol 78:4370-5. 2004
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  17. ncbi request reprint Patterns of molecular genetic variation among African elephant populations
    Kenine E Comstock
    Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue N, D4 100, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Mol Ecol 11:2489-98. 2002
    ..The savannah elephants show significantly lower genetic diversity than forest elephants, probably reflecting a founder effect in the recent history of the savannah species...