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- Omondi, Stephen F.; Odee, David W.; Ongamo, George O.; Kanya, James I.; Khasa, Damase P.
- Conservation genetics 2016 v.17 no.6 pp. 1235-1244
- Bayesian theory; Senegalia senegal; alleles; ancestry; anthropogenic activities; arithmetics; deforestation; dry forests; ecosystems; gene pool; genetic markers; genetic variation; in situ conservation; outcrossing; population structure; socioeconomics; trees; woodlands; Sub-Saharan Africa
- ... Acacia senegal is endemic to dry forest and woodland ecosystems of Sub-Saharan Africa and provides both ecological and socio-economic benefits. However, these ecosystems are threatened by escalating human disturbances and fragmentation. To investigate the human impacts on genetic diversity and structure of A. senegal, we studied genetic variability and differentiation of 330 individual trees from ...
- Kyle, Rebecca; Beatty, Gemma E.; Roberts, Dai; Provan, Jim
- Conservation genetics 2016 v.17 no.6 pp. 1323-1332
- Bayesian theory; Margaritifera margaritifera; alleles; breeding stock; gene frequency; genetic drift; genetic markers; genetic rescue; genotyping; hatcheries; inbreeding; juveniles; monitoring; mussels; population dynamics; population structure; progeny; rivers; Northern Ireland
- ... Freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) populations are declining in Northern Ireland to the extent that a captive breeding programme was established on the Upper Ballinderry river in 1998. Previous genetic analysis of the hatchery broodstock and their first cohort of offspring showed significant levels of inbreeding (F IS = 0.166). The broodstock, which currently numbers ca. 90 indi ...