Genetic Markers in Wild Animal Studies

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Abstract: A survey is given of the work performed in the Onderstepoort laboratory on the studies of genetic markers in wild animals. The implications of using genetic markers reflecting single gene changes in animal...

Author(s): D.R. Osterhoff & J. Op't Hof
Year: 1974
Journal: Journal of South African Wildlife Management Association
Page Numbers: 71-73

Theileria spp. in Free Ranging Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) in Zambia

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Abstract: Theileria parasites were detected in five apparently healthy free-ranging giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus, 1758) captured for translocation on a game ranch located approximately 60 km south west...

Author(s): King Shimumbo Nalubamba, Squarre David, Musso Munyeme, Harvey Kamboyi, Ngonda Saasa, Ethel Mkandawire and Hetron Mweemba Munang’andu
Year: 2015
Journal: Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine
Page Numbers: 1-5

Nanger, Eudorcas, Gazella, and Antilope form a well-supported chromosomal clade within Antilopini (Bovidae, Cetartiodactyla)

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Abstract: The evolutionary clade comprising Nanger, Eudorcas, Gazella, and Antilope, defined by an X;BTA5 translocation, is noteworthy for the many autosomal Robertsonian fusions that have driven the chromosome...

Author(s): Halina Cernohorska, Svatava Kubickova, Olga Kopecna, Miluse Vozdova, Conrad A. Matthee, Terence J. Robinson & Jiri Rubes
Year: 2014
Journal: Chromosoma
Page Numbers: 1-13

Conservation genetics of an isolated giraffe population in Swaziland

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Abstract: Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are a critical component of the savannah’s browsing guild (Birkett, 2002), although their distribution is discontinuous and the species has declined over most of the...

Author(s): James D. Austin, Shannon Moore, Robert A. McCleery, Jaclyn Colton, Tal Finberg and Ara Monadjem
Year: 2017
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 1-6

The Giraffe Biology, Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour (Book)

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Abstract: In one form or another, giraffes have been around for a very long time. And so has Homo sapiens. The interaction between giraffes and humans starts way back in prehistory, and rock art (paintings and engravings)...

Author(s): Bryan Shorrocks
Year: 2016
Journal: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Page Numbers: i-223

How many species of giraffe are there?

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Abstract: In a recent paper in Current Biology, Fennessy and colleagues [1] conclude that there are four species of giraffe and that their numbers are declining in Africa. Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) are presently...

Author(s): Fred B. Bercovitch, Philip S. M. Berry, Anne Dagg, Francois Deacon, John B. Doherty, Derek E. Lee, Frédéric Mineur, Zoe Muller, Rob Ogden, Russell Seymour, Bryan Shorrocks and Andy Tutchings
Year: 2017
Journal: Current Biology
Page Numbers: R136-R137

Response to “How many species of giraffe are there?”

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Abstract: It is not unexpected that a proposal, such as ours [1], of four new mammalian species stirs up controversy, as evident in the correspondence by Bercovitch et al. [2]. We appreciate that their concerns...

Author(s): Julian Fennessy, Sven Winter, Friederike Reuss, Vikas Kumar, Maria A. Nilsson, Melita Vamberger, Uwe Fritz and Axel Janke
Year: 2017
Journal: Current Biology
Page Numbers: R137-R138

The Genetics of Conservation: Peering into DNA to save species and ecosystems

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Abstract: Scientists know the bear as Ursus americanus kermodei, or the Kermode bear, named after biologist Frank Kermode. Kermode, a for­mer director of the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, was among...

Author(s): Cheryl Lyn Dybas
Year: 2018
Journal: BioScience
Page Numbers: 317–323

Genetic diversity in fragmented southern African giraffe populations

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Abstract: The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is distributed throughout sub-Sahara in savannah habitat. It is currently listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red Data List, as their numbers are declining. Little is...

Author(s): Marika Edna van Niekerk
Year: 2018
Journal: Master’s Degree Genetics Dissertation
Page Numbers: i-105

Large-scale ruminant genome sequencing provides insights into their evolution and distinct traits

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Abstract: The ruminants are one of the most successful mammalian lineages, exhibiting morphological and habitat diversity and containing several key livestock species. To better understand their evolution, we generated...

Author(s): Lei Chen, Qiang Qiu, Yu Jiang, Kun Wang, Zeshan Lin, Zhipeng Li, Faysal Bibi, Yongzhi Yang, Jinhuan Wang, Wenhui Nie, Weiting Su, Guichun Liu, Qiye Li, Weiwei Fu, Xiangyu Pan, Chang Liu, Jie Yang, Chenzhou Zhang, Yuan Yin, Yu Wang, Yue Zhao, Chen Zhang, Zhongkai Wang, Yanli Qin, Wei Liu, Bao Wang, Yandong Ren, Ru Zhang, Yan Zeng, Rute R. da Fonseca, Bin Wei, Ran Li, Wenting Wan, Ruoping Zhao, Wenbo Zhu, Yutao Wang, Shengchang Duan, Yun Gao, Yong E. Zhang, Chunyan Chen, Christina Hvilsom, Clinton W. Epps, Leona G. Chemnick, Yang Dong, Siavash Mirarab, Hans Redlef Siegismund, Oliver A. Ryder, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, Harris A. Lewin, Guojie Zhang, Rasmus Heller and Wen Wang
Year: 2019
Journal: Science
Page Numbers: 1-12