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Data from: An empirical comparison of SNPs and microsatellites for parentage and kinship assignment in a wild sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) population

Lorenz Hauser, Melissa Baird, Ray Hilborn, Lisa W. Seeb & James E. Seeb
Because of their high variability, microsatellites are still considered the marker of choice for studies on parentage and kinship in wild populations. Nevertheless, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are becoming increasing popular in many areas of molecular ecology, owing to their high-throughput, easy transferability between laboratories and low genotyping error. An ongoing discussion concerns the relative power of SNPs compared to microsatellites – that is, how many SNP loci are needed to replace a panel of...

Data from: Genetic differentiation of Alaska Chinook salmon: the missing link for migratory studies

William D. Templin, James E. Seeb, Andrew W. Barclay, James R. Jasper & Lisa W. Seeb
Most information about Chinook salmon genetic diversity and life history originates from studies from the west coast USA, western Canada, and Southeast Alaska; less is known about Chinook salmon from western and southcentral Alaska drainages. Populations in this large area are genetically distinct from populations to the south and represent an evolutionary legacy of unique genetic, phenotypic, and life history diversity. More genetic information is necessary to advance mixed stock analysis applications for studies involving...

Data from: Strict monandry in the ponerine army ant genus Simopelta suggests that colony size and complexity drive mating system evolution in social insects

Daniel J. C. Kronauer, Sean O'Donnell, Jacobus J. Boomsma & Naomi E. Pierce
Altruism in social insects has evolved between closely related full-siblings. It is therefore of considerable interest why some groups have secondarily evolved low within-colony relatedness, which in turn affects the relatedness incentives of within-colony cooperation and conflict. The highest queen mating frequencies, and therefore among the lowest degrees of colony relatedness, occur in Apis honeybees and army ants of the subfamilies Aenictinae, Ecitoninae, and Dorylinae, suggesting that common life-history features such as reproduction by colony...

Data from: Phylogenetic Congruence and Discordance Among One Morphological and Three Molecular Data Sets from Pontederiaceae

Sean W. Graham, Joshua R. Kohn, Brian R. Morton, James E. Eckenwalder & Spencer C.H. Barrett
A morphological data set and three sources of data from the chloroplast genome (two genes and a restriction-site survey) were used to reconstruct the phylogenetic history of the Pickerelweed family Pontederiaceae. The chloroplast data are converging to a single tree, presumably the true chloroplast phylogeny of the family. Unrooted trees estimated from the three chloroplast data sets were identical or extremely similar in shape to each other, mostly robustly supported and there was no evidence...

Data from: Multiplex preamplification PCR and microsatellite validation allows accurate single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping of historical fish scales

Matt J. Smith, Carita E. Pascal, Zac Grauvogel, Christopher Habicht, James E. Seeb & Lisa W. Seeb
Incorporating historical tissues into the study of ecological, conservation, and management questions can broaden the scope of population genetic research by enhancing our understanding of evolutionary processes and anthropogenic influences on natural populations. Genotyping historical and low-quality samples has been plagued by challenges associated with low amounts of template DNA and the potential for preexisting DNA contamination among samples. We describe a two-step process designed to (i) accurately genotype large numbers of historical low-quality scale...

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