M J Ford
Affiliation: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Natural selection promotes divergence of transferrin among salmonid speciesM J Ford
National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA 98112, USA
Mol Ecol 8:1055-61. 1999..We hypothesize that the selective agent driving rapid divergence is interactions between host transferrin and the iron-scavenging proteins of pathogenic bacteria...
- Effects of natural selection on patterns of DNA sequence variation at the transferrin, somatolactin, and p53 genes within and among chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) populationsM J Ford
National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Conservation Biology Division, 2725 Montlake Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112, USA
Mol Ecol 9:843-55. 2000....
- Molecular evolution of transferrin: evidence for positive selection in salmonidsM J Ford
National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Conservation Biology Division, Seattle, Washington 98112, USA
Mol Biol Evol 18:639-47. 2001..The physical locations of sites estimated to be subject to positive selection support previous speculation that competition for iron from pathogenic bacteria could be the source of positive selection...
- Applications of selective neutrality tests to molecular ecologyMichael J Ford
Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Conservation Biology Division, 2725 Montlake Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112, USA
Mol Ecol 11:1245-62. 2002....
- Estimates of natural selection in a salmon population in captive and natural environmentsMichael J Ford
Conservation Biology Division, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, 2725 Montlake Boulevard E Seattle, WA 98112, USA
Conserv Biol 22:783-94. 2008..Our results are a concrete example of how estimates of natural selection during captivity can be used to evaluate this common risk of captive breeding programs...
- Inferred Paternity and Male Reproductive Success in a Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) PopulationMichael J Ford
Conservation Biology Division, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, WA 98112, USA
J Hered 102:537-53. 2011..The population's estimated effective size was <30 or about 1/3 of the current census size. Patterns of allele frequency variation were consistent with a population bottleneck...
- Selection on X-linked genes during speciation in the Drosophila athabasca complexM J Ford
Section of Genetics and Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 2703, USA
Genetics 144:689-703. 1996..This evidence that natural selection acted on the X-chromosome suggests that another X-linked trait, mating song differences among the semispecies, may have been the target of selection...
- The amyloid-beta rise and gamma-secretase inhibitor potency depend on the level of substrate expressionCatherine R Burton
Bristol Myers Squibb Research and Development, Wallingford, Connecticut 06492, USA
J Biol Chem 283:22992-3003. 2008..Hypothetical mechanisms for the Abeta rise, including the "incomplete processing" and endocytic models, are discussed...