galliformes

Summary

Summary: An order of heavy-bodied, largely terrestrial BIRDS including pheasants, TURKEYS, grouse, QUAIL, and CHICKENS.

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  1. Mace G, Collen B, Fuller R, Boakes E. Population and geographic range dynamics: implications for conservation planning. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2010;365:3743-51 pubmed publisher
    ..An improved understanding of the dynamics of threat processes and how they may affect different species will help to guide better conservation planning in a continuously changing world...
  2. Buttemer W, Battam H, Hulbert A. Fowl play and the price of petrel: long-living Procellariiformes have peroxidation-resistant membrane composition compared with short-living Galliformes. Biol Lett. 2008;4:351-4 pubmed publisher
    ..of heart phospholipids from long-living Procellariiformes (petrels and albatrosses) to those of shorter living Galliformes (fowl)...
  3. Aldridge C, Boyce M. Linking occurrence and fitness to persistence: habitat-based approach for endangered greater sage-grouse. Ecol Appl. 2007;17:508-26 pubmed
    ..This novel approach to habitat-based population viability modeling has merit for many species of concern...
  4. Bonilla A, Braun E, Kimball R. Comparative molecular evolution and phylogenetic utility of 3'-UTRs and introns in Galliformes. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2010;56:536-42 pubmed publisher
    ..the phylogenetic utility and patterns of molecular evolution for 3'-UTRs and introns from five unlinked loci in Galliformes (Aves)...
  5. Eimes J, Bollmer J, Dunn P, Whittingham L, Wimpee C. Mhc class II diversity and balancing selection in greater prairie-chickens. Genetica. 2010;138:265-71 pubmed publisher
    ..there is growing evidence that the Mhc of many bird lineages may be more complex, even within the Order Galliformes. In this study, we measured genetic variation and balancing selection at Mhc loci in another galliform, the ..
  6. Chang J, Wang B, Zhang Y, Liu Y, Liang W, Wang J, et al. Molecular evidence for species status of the endangered Hainan peacock pheasant. Zoolog Sci. 2008;25:30-5 pubmed publisher
    ..is declining, it is now becoming severely endangered and should be ranked as the rarest species in the Order Galliformes in China...
  7. Fillon V, Vignoles M, Crooijmans R, Groenen M, Zoorob R, Vignal A. FISH mapping of 57 BAC clones reveals strong conservation of synteny between Galliformes and Anseriformes. Anim Genet. 2007;38:303-7 pubmed
    ..These results demonstrate that the evolution of karyotypes in avian species is the result of fusion and/or fission processes and not translocations...
  8. Cucco M, Guasco B, Malacarne G, Ottonelli R. Effects of beta-carotene on adult immune condition and antibacterial activity in the eggs of the Grey Partridge, Perdix perdix. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2007;147:1038-46 pubmed
    ..The broad range of beneficial effects of carotenoids is discussed...
  9. Kang S, Choi J, Kim S, Park K, Kim T, Lee Y, et al. Reproduction of wild birds via interspecies germ cell transplantation. Biol Reprod. 2008;79:931-7 pubmed publisher
    ..5%. In conclusion, interspecies germ cell transfer into a developing embryo can be used for wild bird reproduction, and this reproductive technology may be applicable in conserving endangered bird species...

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  1. Sotelo E, Gutierrez Guzmán A, Del Amo J, Llorente F, El Harrak M, Pérez Ramírez E, et al. Pathogenicity of two recent Western Mediterranean West Nile virus isolates in a wild bird species indigenous to Southern Europe: the red-legged partridge. Vet Res. 2011;42:11 pubmed publisher
    ..These results show that Western Mediterranean WNV variants can be pathogenic for some European bird species, such as the red-legged partridge...
  2. Berlin S, Quintela M, Höglund J. A multilocus assay reveals high nucleotide diversity and limited differentiation among Scandinavian willow grouse (Lagopus lagopus). BMC Genet. 2008;9:89 pubmed publisher
    ..of nucleotide diversity has been examined in the willow grouse, a non-domesticated bird species from the order Galliformes, which also holds the chicken...
  3. Parra Z, Mitchell K, Dalloul R, Miller R. A second TCR? locus in Galliformes uses antibody-like V domains: insight into the evolution of TCR? and TCR? genes in tetrapods. J Immunol. 2012;188:3912-9 pubmed publisher
    Analyses of the available avian genomes revealed the presence of a second TCR? locus in the Galliformes. This second TCR? locus is nonsyntenic to the conventional TCR?/? and is unusual in that the V genes are more related to IgH V genes (..
  4. Bao X, Liu N, Qu J, Wang X, An B, Wen L, et al. The phylogenetic position and speciation dynamics of the genus Perdix (Phasianidae, Galliformes). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2010;56:840-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Speciation in Perdix was likely promoted by the late Pliocene/early Pleistocene intensive uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and by Pleistocene glaciations...
  5. van de Lavoir M, COLLARINI E, Leighton P, Fesler J, Lu D, Harriman W, et al. Interspecific germline transmission of cultured primordial germ cells. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e35664 pubmed publisher
    ..From a pragmatic perspective, these data are the basis of a novel strategy to produce endangered species of birds using domesticated hosts that are both tractable and fecund. ..
  6. Wang B, Ekblom R, Castoe T, Jones E, Kozma R, Bongcam Rudloff E, et al. Transcriptome sequencing of black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) for immune gene discovery and microsatellite development. Open Biol. 2012;2:120054 pubmed publisher
    ..Genomic resources generated in this study should greatly benefit future ecological, evolutionary and conservation genetic studies on this species...
  7. Minh B, Klaere S, von Haeseler A. Taxon Selection under Split Diversity. Syst Biol. 2009;58:586-94 pubmed publisher
    ..We illustrate our method using a case study of game birds ("Galliformes") and discuss the different choices of taxa based on our approach and PD.
  8. Barbanera F, Marchi C, Guerrini M, Panayides P, Sokos C, Hadjigerou P. Genetic structure of Mediterranean chukar (Alectoris chukar, Galliformes) populations: conservation and management implications. Naturwissenschaften. 2009;96:1203-12 pubmed publisher
    The chukar (Alectoris chukar, Galliformes) is a species hunted throughout its native range from the East Mediterranean to Manchuria and in the USA, which hosts the world's largest introduced population...
  9. Lislevand T, Figuerola J, Szekely T. Evolution of sexual size dimorphism in grouse and allies (Aves: Phasianidae) in relation to mating competition, fecundity demands and resource division. J Evol Biol. 2009;22:1895-905 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, the results are most consistent with the hypothesis that lekking behaviour led to the evolution of male-biased SSD in Phasianidae...
  10. Alonso Alvarez C, Perez Rodriguez L, Mateo R, Chastel O, Vinuela J. The oxidation handicap hypothesis and the carotenoid allocation trade-off. J Evol Biol. 2008;21:1789-97 pubmed publisher
    ..The trade-off was apparently solved by reducing redness, allowing increased carotenoid availability, which could have contributed to buffer oxidative stress...
  11. Shen Y, Liang L, Sun Y, Yue B, Yang X, Murphy R, et al. A mitogenomic perspective on the ancient, rapid radiation in the Galliformes with an emphasis on the Phasianidae. BMC Evol Biol. 2010;10:132 pubmed publisher
    The Galliformes is a well-known and widely distributed Order in Aves...
  12. Ismail M, Khan O, Cattoli G, Lu H. Isolation and identification of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus subtype H5N1 in peafowl (Pavo cristatus). Avian Dis. 2010;54:357-60 pubmed
    ..2 according to the World Health Organization nomenclature. The peafowl H5N1 virus falls into 2.2.2 sublineage II and clusters with the H5N1 viruses isolated from poultry in Saudi Arabia in 2007-08...
  13. Walker B, Naugle D, Doherty K, Cornish T. West Nile virus and greater sage-grouse: estimating infection rate in a wild bird population. Avian Dis. 2007;51:691-6 pubmed
    ..Our findings also underscore problems with using seroprevalence as a surrogate for infection rate and for identifying competent hosts in highly susceptible species...
  14. Corfield J, Harada N, Iwaniuk A. Aromatase expression in the brain of the ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) and comparisons with other galliform birds (Aves, Galliformes). J Chem Neuroanat. 2013;47:15-27 pubmed publisher
  15. Barros F, Pereira H, Vicente L. Use and knowledge of the razor-billed curassow pauxi tuberosa (spix, 1825) (galliformes, cracidae) by a riverine community of the oriental amazonia, brazil. J Ethnobiol Ethnomed. 2011;7:1 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study also revealed that the traditional ecological knowledge of the riverines about their environment is considerably large, and that the local biodiversity provides various ecosystem services...
  16. Sandercock B, Nilsen E, Brøseth H, Pedersen H. Is hunting mortality additive or compensatory to natural mortality? Effects of experimental harvest on the survival and cause-specific mortality of willow ptarmigan. J Anim Ecol. 2011;80:244-58 pubmed publisher
    ..Impacts of winter harvest could be minimized by closing the hunting season in early November or by reducing late season quotas...
  17. Wang N, Kimball R, Braun E, Liang B, Zhang Z. Assessing phylogenetic relationships among galliformes: a multigene phylogeny with expanded taxon sampling in Phasianidae. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e64312 pubmed publisher
    ..This makes understanding the evolutionary history of Galliformes, especially the species-rich family Phasianidae, particularly interesting and important for comparative studies ..
  18. Baratti M, Ammannati M, Magnelli C, Massolo A, Dessì Fulgheri F. Are large wattles related to particular MHC genotypes in the male pheasant?. Genetica. 2010;138:657-65 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that female pheasants may use the ornament size as a cue to evaluate male quality and thus choose males carrying particular MHC profiles...
  19. Huang Z, Liu N, Liang W, Zhang Y, Liao X, Ruan L, et al. Phylogeography of Chinese bamboo partridge, Bambusicola thoracica thoracica (Aves: Galliformes) in south China: inference from mitochondrial DNA control-region sequences. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2010;56:273-80 pubmed publisher
    ..The mtDNA marker suggested the existence of a geographical structure among Chinese bamboo partridge populations, resulting from the synergistic affect of Pleistocene climatic variations...
  20. Hale M, Verduijn M, Møller A, Wolff K, Petrie M. Is the peacock's train an honest signal of genetic quality at the major histocompatibility complex?. J Evol Biol. 2009;22:1284-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that females are assessing and responding to male quality in terms of MHC diversity, but this assessment does not appear to be via train length, despite the fact that train length reflects MHC diversity...
  21. Agüero M, Fernandez Pinero J, Buitrago D, Sanchez A, Elizalde M, San Miguel E, et al. Bagaza virus in partridges and pheasants, Spain, 2010. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011;17:1498-501 pubmed publisher
    ..Complete nucleotide sequence analysis identified Bagaza virus, a flavivirus with a known distribution that includes sub-Saharan Africa and India, as the causative agent...
  22. Khan A, Yousaf A, Khan M, Siddique M, Gul S, Mahmood F. Cutaneous form of pox infection among captive peafowl (Pavo cristatus) chicks. Avian Pathol. 2009;38:65-70 pubmed publisher
    ..Eosinophilic intracytoplasmic inclusions (Bollinger bodies) in keratinocytes were consistently present. It was concluded that avian pox rendered high morbidity, mortality and case fatality in peafowl chicks...
  23. Kang S, Choi J, Park K, Lee Y, Kim T, Sohn S, et al. Development of a pheasant interspecies primordial germ cell transfer to chicken embryo: effect of donor cell sex on chimeric semen production. Theriogenology. 2009;72:519-27 pubmed publisher
  24. Ye Q, He K, Wu S, Wan Q. Isolation of a 97-kb minimal essential MHC B locus from a new reverse-4D BAC library of the golden pheasant. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e32154 pubmed publisher
    ..The newly defined genomic structure of the golden pheasant MHC will give an insight into the evolutionary history of the avian MHC...
  25. Liu Z, He L, Yuan H, Yue B, Li J. CR1 retroposons provide a new insight into the phylogeny of Phasianidae species (Aves: Galliformes). Gene. 2012;502:125-32 pubmed publisher
    ..It showed that a CR1-based methodology has a great potential to be informative within Phasianidae in resolving relationships of closely related species whose radiation and speciation have occurred very recently...
  26. Liu Y, Zhan X, Wang N, Chang J, Zhang Z. Effect of geological vicariance on mitochondrial DNA differentiation in Common Pheasant populations of the Loess Plateau and eastern China. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2010;55:409-17 pubmed publisher
    ..24-0.22 Ma BP on the Loess Plateau may have been the impetus that effectively facilitated differentiation between different pheasant populations...
  27. Yang C, Zhang Y, Cai Y, Stokke B, Liang W. Female crowing and differential responses to simulated conspecific intrusion in male and female Hainan partridge (Arborophila ardens). Zoolog Sci. 2011;28:249-53 pubmed publisher
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report for female crowing in the genus Arborophila, and the second case for female crowing in the family Phasianidae...
  28. Blickley J, Blackwood D, Patricelli G. Experimental evidence for the effects of chronic anthropogenic noise on abundance of Greater Sage-Grouse at leks. Conserv Biol. 2012;26:461-71 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results highlight the threat of anthropogenic noise to population viability for this and other sensitive species...
  29. Forcina G, Panayides P, Guerrini M, Nardi F, Gupta B, Mori E, et al. Molecular evolution of the Asian francolins (Francolinus, Galliformes): a modern reappraisal of a classic study in speciation. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2012;65:523-34 pubmed publisher
    ..In Pakistan, we identified F. f. asiae representatives in the Northern Areas and in the Sindh. The latter represents a relict population of Indian fauna within the Pakistani range of the Great Rann of Kachchh...
  30. Kriegs J, Matzke A, Churakov G, Kuritzin A, Mayr G, Brosius J, et al. Waves of genomic hitchhikers shed light on the evolution of gamebirds (Aves: Galliformes). BMC Evol Biol. 2007;7:190 pubmed publisher
    The phylogenetic tree of Galliformes (gamebirds, including megapodes, currassows, guinea fowl, New and Old World quails, chicken, pheasants, grouse, and turkeys) has been considerably remodeled over the last decades as new data and ..
  31. Wang B, Ekblom R, Strand T, Portela Bens S, Höglund J. Sequencing of the core MHC region of black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) and comparative genomics of the galliform MHC. BMC Genomics. 2012;13:553 pubmed publisher
    ..This kind of analysis has previously been severely hampered by the lack of genomic information on avian MHC regions, and the galliformes is still the only bird lineage where such a comparison is possible.
  32. Strand T, Westerdahl H, Höglund J, V Alatalo R, Siitari H. The Mhc class II of the Black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) consists of low numbers of B and Y genes with variable diversity and expression. Immunogenetics. 2007;59:725-34 pubmed
    ..We hypothesize that the YLB genes could have been under purifying selection, just as the mammal Mhc-E gene cluster...
  33. Kan X, Yang J, Li X, Chen L, Lei Z, Wang M, et al. Phylogeny of major lineages of galliform birds (Aves: Galliformes) based on complete mitochondrial genomes. Genet Mol Res. 2010;9:1625-33 pubmed publisher
    ..We made phylogenetic analyses of 22 species of Galliformes, with two species of Anseriformes as outgroups, using maximum likelihood (ML), maximum parsimony (MP) and ..
  34. Moynahan B, Lindberg M, Thomas J. Factors contributing to process variance in annual survival of female greater sage-grouse in Montana. Ecol Appl. 2006;16:1529-38 pubmed
    ..habitats...
  35. Mougeot F, Redpath S, Piertney S, Hudson P. Separating behavioral and physiological mechanisms in testosterone-mediated trade-offs. Am Nat. 2005;166:158-68 pubmed
  36. Grau E, Pereira S, Silveira L, Höfling E, Wajntal A. Molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of Neotropical piping guans (Aves: Galliformes): Pipile Bonaparte, 1856 is synonym of Aburria Reichenbach, 1853. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2005;35:637-45 pubmed
    ..Therefore, we conclude that these palaeogeographic events may have contributed to Neotropical taxa diversification to a greater extent than previously suspected...
  37. Kolm N, Stein R, Mooers A, Verspoor J, Cunningham E. Can sexual selection drive female life histories? A comparative study on Galliform birds. J Evol Biol. 2007;20:627-38 pubmed
    ..This suggests that sexual selection is linked to changes in female life history traits in Galliformes and we discuss how this link may shape patterns of life history variation among species.
  38. Mougeot F, Evans S, Redpath S. Interactions between population processes in a cyclic species: parasites reduce autumn territorial behaviour of male red grouse. Oecologia. 2005;144:289-98 pubmed
    ..We discuss the implications of these findings for our understanding of the processes regulating red grouse populations and causing their complex, unstable population dynamics...
  39. Pereira S, Baker A. A molecular timescale for galliform birds accounting for uncertainty in time estimates and heterogeneity of rates of DNA substitutions across lineages and sites. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2006;38:499-509 pubmed
    A recent molecular timescale for major lineages of the Galliformes indicated that Megapodiidae and possibly Cracidae, originated in the Cretaceous, while the remaining families originated in the Tertiary...
  40. Coullin P, Bed Hom B, Candelier J, Vettese D, Maucolin S, Moulin S, et al. Cytogenetic repartition of chicken CR1 sequences evidenced by PRINS in Galliformes and some other birds. Chromosome Res. 2005;13:665-73 pubmed
    ..by PRINS using consensus chicken primers on the chromosomes of chicken and species of several bird orders: Galliformes, Anseriformes, Passeriformes and Falconiformes...
  41. Marsh R, Ellerby D, Henry H, Rubenson J. The energetic costs of trunk and distal-limb loading during walking and running in guinea fowl Numida meleagris: I. Organismal metabolism and biomechanics. J Exp Biol. 2006;209:2050-63 pubmed
    ..Thus, the increased energy demand of distal limb loading in guinea fowl is predicted to cause increases in energy use by both stance- and swing-phase muscles...
  42. McGowan C, Duarte H, Main J, Biewener A. Effects of load carrying on metabolic cost and hindlimb muscle dynamics in guinea fowl (Numida meleagris). J Appl Physiol (1985). 2006;101:1060-9 pubmed
    ..As a result, when averaged for the two muscles, EMG intensity increased in direct proportion to the fractional increase in load carried...
  43. Blas J, Perez Rodriguez L, Bortolotti G, Vinuela J, Marchant T. Testosterone increases bioavailability of carotenoids: insights into the honesty of sexual signaling. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006;103:18633-7 pubmed
  44. Martinez Padilla J, Mougeot F, Perez Rodriguez L, Bortolotti G. Nematode parasites reduce carotenoid-based signalling in male red grouse. Biol Lett. 2007;3:161-4 pubmed
    ..We show that experimentally reduced nematode infection increases plasma carotenoid concentration and comb redness, demonstrating for the first time that nematodes can influence carotenoid-based signals...
  45. Barbanera F, Guerrini M, Hadjigerou P, Panayides P, Sokos C, Wilkinson P, et al. Genetic insight into Mediterranean chukar (Alectoris chukar, Galliformes) populations inferred from mitochondrial DNA and RAPD markers. Genetica. 2007;131:287-98 pubmed
    The chukar (Alectoris chukar, Galliformes) is one of the most important game birds as it is widely distributed and hunted over the whole of its range...
  46. Kaiser V, van Tuinen M, Ellegren H. Insertion events of CR1 retrotransposable elements elucidate the phylogenetic branching order in galliform birds. Mol Biol Evol. 2007;24:338-47 pubmed
    ..We discuss the potential and limitations of using a genome-based retrotransposon approach in resolving problematic phylogenies among birds...
  47. Wunschmann A, Ziegler A. West Nile virus-associated mortality events in domestic Chukar partridges (Alectoris chukar) and domestic Impeyan pheasants (Lophophorus impeyanus). Avian Dis. 2006;50:456-9 pubmed
    ..Viral antigen was usually widespread in animals of both species. Spontaneously occurring WNV infection should be considered a differential diagnosis in cases of mortality among select species of galliform birds...
  48. Clark L, Hall J, McLean R, Dunbar M, Klenk K, Bowen R, et al. Susceptibility of greater sage-grouse to experimental infection with West Nile virus. J Wildl Dis. 2006;42:14-22 pubmed
    ..3) PFUs/ml (+/-10(0.6) PFUs/ml, SEM). Two birds cleared the virus from their blood before death or euthanasia. These data emphasize the high susceptibility of greater sage-grouse to infection with WNV...
  49. Nishibori M, Shimogiri T, Hayashi T, Yasue H. Molecular evidence for hybridization of species in the genus Gallus except for Gallus varius. Anim Genet. 2005;36:367-75 pubmed
    ..Alternative clustering of RJF and chicken alleles were also observed. These findings taken together strongly indicate that inter-species hybridizations have occurred between GyJF and RJF/chicken and between GyJF and CJF...
  50. Mougeot F, Dawson A, Redpath S, Leckie F. Testosterone and autumn territorial behavior in male red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus. Horm Behav. 2005;47:576-84 pubmed
    ..However, the observation that flutamide and ATD treatment did not reduce territorial behavior, suggests that estradiol may also be involved in the regulation of non-breeding aggression...
  51. Robbins K, Ye W, Fletcher O. Identification of Ascaridia numidae in guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) and association with elevated mortality. Avian Dis. 2011;55:151-4 pubmed
    ..All findings implicate A. numidae as the cause of elevated mortality in this flock...
  52. Kozuszek R, Kontecka H, Nowaczewski S, Rosiński A. Storage time and eggshell colour of pheasant eggs vs. the number of blastodermal cells and hatchability results. Folia Biol (Krakow). 2009;57:121-30 pubmed
    ..It was also demonstrated that the value of hatchability indices decreased significantly irrespective of eggshell colour after seven days of storage prior to hatching...
  53. Zhang R, Zhang J, Zhang X, Zhang J, Su G, Farmahin R, et al. In vitro dioxin-like potencies of HO- and MeO-PBDEs and inter-species sensitivity variation in birds. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2016;126:202-210 pubmed publisher
    ..HO-/MeO-PBDEs activate avian AHR-mediated pathways in a congener- and species- specific manner. 5-Cl-6-HO-BDE-47 was the most potent among the nineteen HO-/MeO-PBDEs tested. ..