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Record number 413527
Title Evolution and connectivity in the world-wide migration system of the mallard: Inferences from mitochondrial DNA
Author(s) Kraus, R.H.S.; Zeddeman, A.; Hooft, W.F. van; Sartakov, D.; Soloviev, S.A.; Ydenberg, R.C.; Prins, H.H.T.
Source BMC Genetics 12 (2011). - ISSN 1471-2156
Department(s) Resource Ecology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) duck anas-platyrhynchos - influenza-a viruses - avian influenza - bird migration - population-structure - north-america - black ducks - gene flow - hybridization - philopatry
Abstract Main waterfowl migration systems are well understood through ringing activities. However, in mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) ringing studies suggest deviations from general migratory trends and traditions in waterfowl. Furthermore, surprisingly little is known about the population genetic structure of mallards, and studying it may yield insight into the spread of diseases such as Avian Influenza, and in management and conservation of wetlands. The study of evolution of genetic diversity and subsequent partitioning thereof during the last glaciation adds to ongoing discussions on the general evolution of waterfowl populations and flyway evolution. Hypothesised mallard flyways are tested explicitly by analysing mitochondrial mallard DNA from the whole northern hemisphere.
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