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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.032
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... Genetic analysis can be a powerful tool in species conservation and management, but it has perhaps not been embraced as wholeheartedly in Australia as in other parts of the world. Its many applications in fauna management include: 1/ Clarification of taxonomic and evolutionary relationships...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.043
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... Areas declared as wilderness provide an opportunity for biological conservation through their large size, lack of modification, restriction of access and management with the primary aim of maintaining natural systems and genetic diversity. Wilderness areas may be impacted by global change...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 154–159.
Published: 14 October 2011
... is similar to two other exceptionally long-living mammalian species; the naked mole-rat ( Heterocephalus glaber ) and Homo sapiens . In recent times, the types of fats that make up cellular membrane have been implicated in the determination of a species' maximum lifespan. This modification of the oxidative...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (1): 92–96.
Published: 04 October 2011
... determined genetically for 46 live individuals using a common molecular technique. Males were significantly heavier, had larger heads, longer wings and longer tails than females. Univariate sexing criteria were developed based on the differences between males and females in two of these measures, weight...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 518–536.
Published: 01 September 2017
... history may have had on the genetic structure of the current koala population in South Gippsland, which is the only known koala population in Victoria that does not originate from animals re-introduced as part of the Victorian translocation program. Following European colonisation of Australia, a range...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (1): 62–68.
Published: 17 March 2014
.... In contrast, growth varied more within populations than over time or between waterbodies and the observed results were considered to reflect genetic, rather than environmental, differences. Abnormalities were also hypothesised to reflect genetic differences and not environmental conditions. Limnodynastes...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (1): 32–48.
Published: 17 March 2014
... and modification, and by predation by the introduced Plague Minnow or Gambusia Gambusia holbrooki , and so may benefit from increased legal protection and control of Gambusia impact. Both are able to live in sites that are largely or completely human-made, and so may benefit from programs to either enhance...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (4): 570–576.
Published: 20 October 2011
... tadpoles of L. aurea and Lim. peronii that are any different from intra-specific interactions, it does not support suggestions that L. aurea breeding habitat might be enhanced through modifications that make it less suitable for tadpoles of Lim. peronii . Australian frogs Interspecific...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 43–51.
Published: 01 December 2017
... male embryos using a laser. These eggs would then not be incubated thus avoiding the need to kill day-old male chicks, which is the current practice. The technique does involve genetic modification of the chickens but the modification would only be to males and therefore would not enter the food system...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 27 (1-2): 28–35.
Published: 17 March 2014
..., who worked in teams. The computer program VORTEX was used to simulate population behaviour resulting from random demographic, genetic and environmental variation, and catastrophic events. VORTEX runs on an MS-DOS microcomputer, and Toshiba laptop microcomputers plus printers and plotters were used...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (2): 248–256.
Published: 17 March 2014
... genetic diversity that may be present among populations but also recognizes the need for several viable populations within a region to minimize the threat of catastrophes extinguishing the small populations that are now characteristic of L. aurea . The Green and Golden Bell Frog Litoria aurea - from...
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Australian Zoologist (2012) 35 (4): 927–940.
Published: 29 January 2012
..., the species has also been found in open-forest and woodland. The relative density of populations and the snout-vent length and weight of specimens reveal regional differences, suggesting that further analysis of the genetic status of the population across its range is warranted. There is still much to learn...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 11 August 2020
... sex, age, body mass, ancestry, genetics). Scientists have greater power to take medical, physiological or observational samples from individuals with known life histories. To give an example, to estimate the food consumption of dingoes, Green (1978) required carefully controlled experiments with tame...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 401–405.
Published: 17 March 2014
... to thrive in urban impacted habitat, in contrast to most local endemic species. frogs biodiversity urban encroachment habitat modification reproductive characteristics Alonso-Gomez, A.L., Tejera, M., Alonso-Bedate, M. and Delgado, M.J. 1990. Response to pinealectomy and blinding...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (2): 257–258.
Published: 17 March 2014
... pattern. The historical relationship between evolving populations and geography can be inferred through detailed study of morphology, genetics, and earth history. The second important geographic component of local populations is genetic adaptation to local conditions. A particular enzyme modification...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 28 (1-4): 88–103.
Published: 17 March 2014
..., Recognizing the close and traditional depend- ence of many indigenous and local com- Conscious of the intrinsic value of biological munities embodying traditional lifestyles on diversity and of the ecological, genetic, social, biological resources, and the desirability of economic, scientific, educational...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 24 February 2021
... hybrids (less than 50% dingo ancestry) are rare occurrences in the wild. Modifications in management should be aimed at preventing future hybridisation events and minimising the spread of further Figure 5. A map depicting genetic subdivision of dingoes across Australia based on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (4): 443–448.
Published: 17 March 2014
... am unaware of any firm quantitative data to settle this issue, though there is much anecdotal evidence of hand-reared young returning to carers as adults to give birth. There are also concerns that dispersal of bats by carers could destroy pre-existing geographical genetic stratification, as well...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 04 June 2021
... of seven consequences, including the restricted exchange of young in a litter (Shine 1987). genetic material and subsequent inbreeding depression (Lacy and Lindenmayer 1995; Madsen et al. 1996), Austrelaps labialis inhabits the heath and stringybark and increased risks of exposure to predation (May...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 28 (1-4): 103–107.
Published: 17 March 2014
..., national, regional and global levels through, inter alia, their role in protecting fragile ecosystems, water- sheds and freshwater resources and as rich storehouses of biodiversity and biological resources and sources of genetic material for biotechnology products, as well as photosynthesis, should...