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Data from: Population genetics reveal Myotis keenii (Keen’s myotis) and Myotis evotis (long-eared myotis) to be a single species

Cori Lausen, Michael F. Proctor, David Nagorsen, Doug Burles, David Paetkau, Erin Harmston, Karen Blejwas, Purnima Govindarajulu & Laura Friis
Abstract: Recognizing delineations of gene flow among groups of animals can be challenging, but necessary for conservation and management. Of particular importance is the identification of species boundaries. Several physical and genetic traits have been used with mixed success to distinguish Myotis keenii (Merriam, 1895) (Keen’s myotis) and Myotis evotis (H. Allen, 1864) (long-eared myotis), but it is unclear whether species distinction is biologically warranted. We generated 12-14 microsatellite loci genotypes for 275 long-eared Myotis...

Data from: Detection of outlier loci and their utility for fisheries management

Michael A Russello, Stephanie L Kirk, Karen K Frazer & Paul J Askey
Genetics-based approaches have informed fisheries management for decades, yet remain challenging to implement within systems involving recently diverged stocks or where gene flow persists. In such cases, genetic markers exhibiting locus-specific (“outlier”) effects associated with divergent selection may provide promising alternatives to loci that reflect genome-wide (“neutral”) effects for guiding fisheries management. Okanagan Lake kokanee (Oncorhynchus nerka), a fishery of conservation concern, exhibits two sympatric ecotypes adapted to different reproductive environments, however, previous research demonstrated...

Data from: Spatial patterns of immunogenetic and neutral variation underscore the conservation value of small, isolated American badger populations

Yessica Rico, Danielle M. Ethier, Christina Davy, Josh Sayers, Rich D. Weir, Bradley J. Swanson, Joseph J. Nocera, Christopher J. Kyle, Christina M. Davy & Richard D. Weir
Small and isolated populations often exhibit low genetic diversity due to drift and inbreeding, but may simultaneously harbour adaptive variation. We investigate spatial distributions of immunogenetic variation in American badger subspecies (Taxidea taxus), as a proxy for evaluating their evolutionary potential across the northern extent of the species’ range. We compared genetic structure of 20 microsatellites and the Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) to evaluate if small isolated populations show low adaptive polymorphism relative to large...

Data from: Detection of outlier loci and their utility for fisheries management

Michael A Russello, Stephanie L Kirk, Karen K Frazer & Paul J Askey
Genetics-based approaches have informed fisheries management for decades, yet remain challenging to implement within systems involving recently diverged stocks or where gene flow persists. In such cases, genetic markers exhibiting locus-specific (“outlier”) effects associated with divergent selection may provide promising alternatives to loci that reflect genome-wide (“neutral”) effects for guiding fisheries management. Okanagan Lake kokanee (Oncorhynchus nerka), a fishery of conservation concern, exhibits two sympatric ecotypes adapted to different reproductive environments, however, previous research demonstrated...

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