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   ISSN (Print) 0022-1503 - ISSN (Online) 1465-7333
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  • Back Cover
    • PubDate: 2017-05-05
      DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esw102
  • Subscriptions Page
    • PubDate: 2017-05-05
      DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esw105
  • Ancestry-Specific Methylation Patterns in Admixed Offspring from an
           Experimental Coyote and Gray Wolf Cross
    • Authors: vonHoldt B; Heppenheimer E, Petrenko V, et al.
      First page: 341
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div>Reduced fitness of admixed individuals is typically attributed to genetic incompatibilities. Although mismatched genomes can lead to fitness changes, in some cases the reduction in hybrid fitness is subtle. The potential role of transcriptional regulation in admixed genomes could provide a mechanistic explanation for these discrepancies, but evidence is lacking for nonmodel organisms. Here, we explored the intersection of genetics and gene regulation in admixed genomes derived from an experimental cross between a western gray wolf and western coyote. We found a significant positive association between methylation and wolf ancestry, and identified outlier genes that have been previously implicated in inbreeding-related, or otherwise deleterious, phenotypes. We describe a pattern of site-specific, rather than genome-wide, methylation driven by inter-specific hybridization. Epigenetic variation is thus suggested to play a nontrivial role in both maintaining and combating mismatched genotypes through putative transcriptional mechanisms. We conclude that the regulation of gene expression is an underappreciated key component of hybrid genome functioning, but could also act as a potential source of novel and beneficial adaptive variation in hybrid offspring.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-02-09
      DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esx004
  • Genetic Structure and Phylogeography of the Leopard Cat ( Prionailurus
           bengalensis ) Inferred from Mitochondrial Genomes
    • Authors: Patel RP; Wutke S, Lenz D, et al.
      First page: 349
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div>The Leopard cat <span style="font-style:italic;">Prionailurus bengalensis</span> is a habitat generalist that is widely distributed across Southeast Asia. Based on morphological traits, this species has been subdivided into 12 subspecies. Thus far, there have been few molecular studies investigating intraspecific variation, and those had been limited in geographic scope. For this reason, we aimed to study the genetic structure and evolutionary history of this species across its very large distribution range in Asia. We employed both PCR-based (short mtDNA fragments, <span style="font-style:italic;">94 samples</span>) and high throughput sequencing based methods (whole mitochondrial genomes, <span style="font-style:italic;">52 samples</span>) on archival, noninvasively collected and fresh samples to investigate the distribution of intraspecific genetic variation. Our comprehensive sampling coupled with the improved resolution of a mitochondrial genome analyses provided strong support for a deep split between Mainland and Sundaic Leopard cats. Although we identified multiple haplogroups within the species’ distribution, we found no matrilineal evidence for the distinction of 12 subspecies. In the context of Leopard cat biogeography, we cautiously recommend a revision of the <span style="font-style:italic;">Prionailurus bengalensis</span> subspecific taxonomy: namely, a reduction to 4 subspecies (2 mainland and 2 Sundaic forms).</span>
      PubDate: 2017-02-24
      DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esx017
  • Application of Genomic Estimation Methods of Inbreeding and Population
           Structure in an Arabian Horse Herd
    • Authors: Al Abri MA; König von Borstel U, Strecker V, et al.
      First page: 361
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div>Horse breeders rely heavily on pedigrees for identification of ancestry in breeding stock. Inaccurate pedigrees may erroneously assign individuals to false lineages or breed memberships resulting in wrong estimates of inbreeding and coancestry. Moreover, discrepancies in pedigree records can lead breeders seeking to limit inbreeding into making misguided breeding decisions. Genome-wide SNPs provide a quantitative tool to aid in the resolution of lineage assignments and the calculation of genomic measures of relatedness. The aim of this project was to pilot a comparison between pedigree and genomic relatedness and inbreeding measures in a herd of 36 pedigreed Egyptian Arabian horses genotyped using the Equine SNP70 platform (Geneseek, Inc.). Moreover, we sought to estimate the minimum number of markers sufficient for genomic inbreeding calculations. Pedigree inbreeding values were moderately correlated with genomic inbreeding values (<span style="font-style:italic;">r</span> = 0.406), whereas genomic relationships and pedigree relationships have a high correlation (<span style="font-style:italic;">r</span> = 0.77). Although first degree relationships were successfully reconstructed, more distant relationships were difficult to resolve. Multi-dimensional scaling and clustering analysis agreed with within-herd pedigree information. In comparing the herd to a reference sample of United States, Polish, and Egyptian Arabian horses, the herd's historically recorded Egyptian lineage was successfully recovered. We conclude that genomic estimates of inbreeding and relationships are superior to their pedigree counterparts. They can be thus utilized in conservation of valuable lines of livestock, and in breeds at risk for loss of genomic diversity. We also postulate a minimum of 2000 markers in linkage equilibrium to be used for inbreeding estimation.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-04-21
      DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esx025
  • Genes and Group Membership Predict Gidgee Skink ( Egernia stokesii )
           Reproductive Pairs
    • Authors: Pearson SK; Godfrey SS, Schwensow N, et al.
      First page: 369
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div>Due to their role in mate choice, disease resistance and kin recognition, genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) are good candidates for investigating genetic-based mate choice. MHC-based mate choice is context dependent and influenced by many factors including social structure. Social structure diversity makes the <span style="font-style:italic;">Egernia</span> group of lizards suitable for comparative studies of MHC-based mate choice. We investigated mate choice in the gidgee skink (<span style="font-style:italic;">Egernia stokesii</span>), a lizard that exhibits high levels of social group and spatial stability. Group membership was incorporated into tests of the <span style="font-style:italic;">good genes as heterozygosity</span> and <span style="font-style:italic;">compatible genes</span> hypotheses for adaptive (MHC) and neutral (microsatellite) genetic diversity (<span style="font-style:italic;">n</span> = 47 individuals genotyped). Females were more likely to pair with a male with higher MHC diversity and with whom they had a lower degree of microsatellite relatedness. Males were more likely to pair with a female with higher microsatellite heterozygosity and with whom they shared a lower proportion of MHC alleles. Lizards were more likely to mate with an individual from within, rather than outside, their social group, which confirmed earlier findings for this species and indicated mate choice had already largely occurred prior to either social group formation or acceptance of an individual into an existing group. Thus, a combination of genes and group membership, rather than group membership alone, predicted mate choice in this species. This work will contribute to an enhanced understanding of squamate group formation and a deeper understanding of the evolution of sociality within all vertebrates.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-04-20
      DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esx026
  • Determination of the Genetic Architecture Underlying Short Wavelength
           Sensitivity in Lake Malawi Cichlids
    • Authors: Nandamuri S; Dalton BE, Carleton KL.
      First page: 379
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div>African cichlids are an exemplary system to study organismal diversity and rapid speciation. Species differ in external morphology including jaw shape and body coloration, but also differ in sensory systems including vision. All cichlids have 7 cone opsin genes with species differing broadly in which opsins are expressed. The differential opsin expression results in closely related species with substantial differences in spectral sensitivity of their photoreceptors. In this work, we take a first step in determining the genetic basis of opsin expression in cichlids. Using a second generation cross between 2 species with different opsin expression patterns, we make a conservative estimate that short wavelength opsin expression is regulated by a few loci. Genetic mapping in 96 F2 hybrids provides clear evidence of a <span style="font-style:italic;">cis</span>-regulatory region for <span style="font-style:italic;">SWS1</span> opsin that explains 34% of the variation in expression between the 2 species. Additionally, in situ hybridization has shown that <span style="font-style:italic;">SWS1</span> and <span style="font-style:italic;">SWS2B</span> opsins are coexpressed in individual single cones in the retinas of F2 progeny. Results from this work will contribute to a better understanding of the genetic architecture underlying opsin expression. This knowledge will help answer long-standing questions about the evolutionary processes fundamental to opsin expression variation and how this contributes to adaptive cichlid divergence.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-02-28
      DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esx020
  • Population Differentiation in Common Walnut ( Juglans regia L.) across
           Major Parts of Its Native Range—Insights from Molecular and Morphometric
    • Authors: Roor W; Konrad H, Mamadjanov D, et al.
      First page: 391
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div><span style="font-style:italic;">Juglans regia</span> is an economically highly important species for fruit and wood production in the warm temperate and subtropical zones of the Northern Hemisphere. Besides the natural influence of climatic and geomorphological barriers, its genetic structure has been strongly modified by humans and the population history is still unclear. For this reason, we investigated mainly natural walnut populations across the Eurasian continent on a molecular (44 populations, 581 trees) and morphometric level (23 populations, 1391 ripe nuts). Population genetic diversity and differentiation were examined by using 7 microsatellite loci. Morphometric characteristics of the nuts (mainly roundness index and nut density) were used to estimate trait variation and population differentiation. Highest allelic richness <span style="font-style:italic;">R</span><sub>s12</sub> = 7.05 was observed in a Pakistani and the lowest value <span style="font-style:italic;">R</span><sub>s12</sub> = 3.04 in a Kyrgyz population. The genetic differentiation among populations was high (<span style="font-style:italic;">F</span><sub>ST</sub> = 0.217; <span style="font-style:italic;">R</span><sub>ST</sub> = 0.530) indicating a strong phylogeographic pattern. While variation of the roundness index within single populations was high, this trait neither differentiated geographical regions nor was it associated to genetic clusters. Approximated <span style="font-style:italic;">Q</span><sub>ST</sub> based on this trait equalled <span style="font-style:italic;">F</span><sub>ST</sub>, while approximated <span style="font-style:italic;">Q</span><sub>ST</sub> based on nut density considerably exceeded <span style="font-style:italic;">F</span><sub>ST</sub>, indicating selection. Nut density was moderately correlated with altitude, latitude, and longitude, and differentiated populations according to their origin. Pakistani and Indian populations showed highest nut densities. These South Asian populations contain putatively ancestral nut forms, which probably have been lost in other populations as a consequence of human selection.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-03-09
      DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esw122
  • Phylogeography of Sophora moorcroftiana Supports Wu’s Hypothesis on the
           Origin of Tibetan Alpine Flora
    • Authors: Cheng S; Qiong L, Lu F, et al.
      First page: 405
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div>Wu hypothesized that the Tibetan flora originated mostly from the paleotropical Tertiary flora in the Hengduan Mountains by adapting to the cold and arid environments associated with the strong uplift of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP). Here, we combine the phylogeographic history of <span style="font-style:italic;">Sophora moorcroftiana</span> with that of <span style="font-style:italic;">Sophora davidii</span> to explore the speciation of <span style="font-style:italic;">S. moorcroftiana</span> to test this hypothesis. We collected 151 individuals from 17 populations and sequenced 2 chloroplast fragments and the internal transcribed spacer of rDNA. Five chlorotypes and 9 ribotypes were detected but no significant phylogeographic structure was revealed. The integrated results of phylogeographic studies of these 2 species clearly support the progenitor–derivative relationship between them. We infer that the western peripheral population of <span style="font-style:italic;">S. davidii</span> migrated westwards from the Hengduan Mountains to the middle reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo River and differentiated from its ancestor in the process of adaptation to increasingly cold and arid environments with the uplift of the QTP and finally evolved into <span style="font-style:italic;">S. moorcroftiana</span> during the Late Pliocene. In addition, our findings shed light on the idea that natural selection, as imposed by climate differentiation (especially mean diurnal range and precipitation seasonality), directly drove this peripatric speciation event after geographic isolation. The speciation of <span style="font-style:italic;">S. moorcroftiana</span> is a strong case supporting Wu’s hypothesis about the origin of Tibet’s flora.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-04-20
      DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esx028
  • Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Varronia curassavica : A
           Medicinal Polyploid Species in a Threatened Ecosystem
    • Authors: Hoeltgebaum M; dos Reis M.
      First page: 415
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div><span style="font-style:italic;">Varronia curassavica</span> is an important medicinal species associated with the restinga, one of the most threatened coastal ecosystems of the Atlantic Forest. These circumstances call for studies aimed at estimating effective population size and gene flow to improve conservation efforts. Hence, the present study aimed to characterize the genetic diversity, ploidy level, and population structure of this species in different areas of restinga using microsatellites. <span style="font-style:italic;">Varronia curassavica</span> was characterized as an autotetraploid, with high genetic variability, low divergence, and no significant fixation indices, indicating the absence of, or reduced, inbreeding and genetic drift in the study area. About 44% of the alleles occurred at low frequency in adults of all populations and 41% in the progenies evaluated. Gene flow was high, consistent with outcrossing species with high dispersal capacity (<span style="font-style:italic;">N</span><sub><span style="font-style:italic;">m</span></sub> = 4.87). The results showed no tendency toward isolation by distance. The estimated effective size indicates that the populations studied have the potential to ensure conservation of the species in the long term. The genetic variability and population structure of <span style="font-style:italic;">V. curassavica</span>, as determined in this study, could form the foundation for activities directed toward the sustainable use of this resource and its conservation. Even though the restinga ecosystem has suffered dramatic reductions in area, this study provides evidence that this species is resilient to anthropogenic threats to its genetic integrity, since it is a polyploid with self-incompatibility mechanisms that contribute to maintaining high genetic diversity in an panmictic meta-population along the coast of Santa Catarina.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-04-20
      DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esx010
  • Reproductive Strategy of the Polyploid Species Varronia curassavica Jacq.
           in Restinga Environment
    • Authors: Hoeltgebaum M; Londoño D, Lando A, et al.
      First page: 424
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div>This study aimed to elucidate the breeding strategies of <span style="font-style:italic;">Varronia curassavica</span>, an important medicinal species associated with Brazilian restinga. This was accomplished by combining phenological and genetic data. Every 2 weeks over a period of 2 years, we measured flowering and fruiting phenology to evaluate the activity and intensity of phenophases (<span style="font-style:italic;">n</span> = 60). We evaluated the mating system, pollen ovule ratio and genotypes from progeny and mother plants using 8 nuclear microsatellite loci. We observed flowering and fruiting of <span style="font-style:italic;">V. curassavica</span> at low intensity throughout the entire year, but with 2 distinct peaks, one of which was seasonal, corresponding to the period of gradual increase of temperature and photoperiod. Overlapping of flowering and fruiting strategies favors gene flow among different groups of individuals and between populations by attraction of fauna throughout the year. Analysis of the mating system indicates that <span style="font-style:italic;">V. curassavica</span> is a typical outcrossed species (t^ = 0.98; pollen/ovule ratio = 7087.50). Combining phenology with genetic studies improved our understanding of the reproductive strategies of this species. The typical outcrossing system of <span style="font-style:italic;">V. curassavica</span> reflects the existence of functional self-incompatibility mechanisms still unaffected by changes in genetic balance by polyploidy.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-04-20
      DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esx024
  • DAMBE6: New Tools for Microbial Genomics, Phylogenetics, and Molecular
    • Authors: Xia X.
      First page: 431
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div>DAMBE is a comprehensive software workbench for data analysis in molecular biology, phylogenetics, and evolution. Several important new functions have been added since version 5 of DAMBE: 1) comprehensive genomic profiling of translation initiation efficiency of different genes in different prokaryotic species, 2) a new index of translation elongation (I<sub>TE</sub>) that takes into account both tRNA-mediated selection and background mutation on codon–anticodon adaptation, 3) a new and accurate phylogenetic approach based on pairwise alignment only, which is useful for highly divergent sequences from which a reliable multiple sequence alignment is difficult to obtain. Many other functions have been updated and improved including PWM for motif characterization, Gibbs sampler for de novo motif discovery, hidden Markov models for protein secondary structure prediction, self-organizing map for nonlinear clustering of transcriptomic data, comprehensive sequence alignment, and phylogenetic functions. DAMBE features a graphic, user-friendly and intuitive interface, and is freely available from</span>
      PubDate: 2017-04-04
      DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esx033
  • TetraploidSNPMap: Software for Linkage Analysis and QTL Mapping in
           Autotetraploid Populations Using SNP Dosage Data
    • Authors: Hackett CA; Boskamp B, Vogogias A, et al.
      First page: 438
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div>An earlier software application of ours, TetraploidMap for Windows, enabled linkage analysis and quantitative trait locus interval mapping to be carried out in an experimental cross of an autotetraploid species, using both dominant markers such as amplified fragment length polymorphisms and codominant markers such as simple sequence repeats. The size was limited to 800 markers, and quantitative trait locus mapping was conducted for each parent separately due to the difficulties in obtaining a reliable consensus map for the 2 parents. Modern genotyping technologies now give rise to datasets of thousands of single nucleotide polymorphisms, and these can be scored in autotetraploid species as single nucleotide polymorphism dosages, distinguishing among the heterozygotes AAAB, AABB, and ABBB, rather than simply using the presence or absence of an allele. The dosage data is more informative about recombination and leads to higher density linkage maps. The current program, TetraploidSNPMap, makes full use of the dosage data, and has new facilities for displaying the clustering of single nucleotide polymorphisms, rapid ordering of large numbers of single nucleotide polymorphisms using a multidimensional scaling analysis, and phase calling. It also has new routines for quantitative trait locus mapping based on a hidden Markov model, which use the dosage data to model the effects of alleles from both parents simultaneously. A Windows-based interface facilitates data entry and exploration. It is distributed with a detailed user guide. TetraploidSNPMap is freely available from our GitHub repository.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-03-17
      DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esx022
  • SOFIA: An R Package for Enhancing Genetic Visualization With Circos
    • Authors: Diaz-Garcia L; Covarrubias-Pazaran G, Schlautman B, et al.
      First page: 443
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div>Visualization of data from any stage of genetic and genomic research is one of the most useful approaches for detecting potential errors, ensuring accuracy and reproducibility, and presentation of the resulting data. Currently software such as Circos, ClicO FS, and RCircos, among others, provide tools for plotting a variety of genetic data types in a concise manner for data exploration and presentation. However, each of the programs has 1 or more disadvantages that limit their usability in data exploration or construction of publication quality figures, such as inflexibility in formatting and configuration, reduced image quality, lack of potential for automation, or requirements of high-level computational expertise. Therefore, we developed the R package SOFIA, which leverages the capabilities of Circos by manipulating data, preparing configuration files, and running the Perl-native Circos directly from the R environment with minimal user intervention. The advantages of integrating both R and Circos into SOFIA are numerous. R is a very powerful and user-friendly programming language widely used among the genetic and genomic research community, while Circos has proven to be a novel software for arranging genomic data to create aesthetical publication quality circular figures. Producing Circos figures in R with SOFIA is simple, requires minimal coding experience, even for complex figures that incorporate high-dimensional genetic information, and allows simultaneous analysis and visual exploration of genomic and genetic data in a single programming environment.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-04-20
      DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esx023
  • Evolutionary and Functional Mitogenomics Associated With the Genetic
           Restoration of the Florida Panther
    • Authors: Ochoa A; Onorato DP, Fitak RR, et al.
      First page: 449
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div>Florida panthers are endangered pumas that currently persist in reduced patches of habitat in South Florida, USA. We performed mitogenome reference-based assemblies for most parental lines of the admixed Florida panthers that resulted from the introduction of female Texas pumas into South Florida in 1995. With the addition of 2 puma mitogenomes, we characterized 174 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) across 12 individuals. We defined 5 haplotypes (Pco1–Pco5), one of which (Pco1) had a geographic origin exclusive to Costa Rica and Panama and was possibly introduced into the Everglades National Park, Florida, prior to 1995. Haplotype Pco2 was native to Florida. Haplotypes Pco3 and Pco4 were exclusive to Texas, whereas haplotype Pco5 had an undetermined geographic origin. Phylogenetic inference suggests that haplotypes Pco1–Pco4 diverged ~202000 (95% HPDI = 83000–345000) years ago and that haplotypes Pco2–Pco4 diverged ~61000 (95% HPDI = 9000–127000) years ago. These results are congruent with a south-to-north continental expansion and with a recent North American colonization by pumas. Furthermore, pumas may have migrated from Texas to Florida no earlier than ~44000 (95% HPDI = 2000–98000) years ago. Synonymous mutations presented a greater mean substitution rate than other mitochondrial functional regions: nonsynonymous mutations, tRNAs, rRNAs, and control region. Similarly, all protein-coding genes were under predominant negative selection constraints. We directly and indirectly assessed the presence of potential deleterious SNPs in the ND2 and ND5 genes in Florida panthers prior to and as a consequence of the introduction of Texas pumas. Screenings for such variants are recommended in extant Florida panthers.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-02-16
      DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esx015
  • Genetic Kinship Analyses Reveal That Gray’s Beaked Whales Strand in
           Unrelated Groups
    • Authors: Patel S; Thompson KF, Santure AW, et al.
      First page: 456
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div>Some marine mammals are so rarely seen that their life history and social structure remain a mystery. Around New Zealand, Gray’s beaked whales (<span style="font-style:italic;">Mesoplodon grayi</span>) are almost never seen alive, yet they are a commonly stranded species. Gray’s are unique among the beaked whales in that they frequently strand in groups, providing an opportunity to investigate their social organization. We examined group composition and genetic kinship in 113 Gray’s beaked whales with samples collected over a 20-year period. Fifty-six individuals stranded in 19 groups (2 or more individuals), and 57 whales stranded individually. Mitochondrial control region haplotypes and microsatellite genotypes (16 loci) were obtained for 103 whales. We estimated pairwise relatedness between all pairs of individuals and average relatedness within, and between, groups. We identified 6 mother–calf pairs and 2 half-siblings, including 2 whales in different strandings 17 years and 1500 km apart. Surprisingly, none of the adults stranding together were related suggesting that groups are not formed through the retention of kin. These data suggest that both sexes may disperse from their mothers, and groups consisting of unrelated subadults are common. We also found no instances of paternity within the groups. Our results provide the first insights into dispersal, social organization, and the mating system in this rarely sighted species. Why whales strand is still unknown but, in Gray’s beaked whales, the dead can tell us much about the living.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-03-09
      DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esx021
  • Complementary Roles of Phenotype and Genotype in Subspecies Delimitation
    • Authors: Patten MA; Remsen JV, Jr.
      First page: 462
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection">Recent exchanges in this journal about subspecies taxonomy (<a href="#CIT0007" class="reflinks">Fredrickson et al. 2015</a>; <a href="#CIT0030" class="reflinks">Weckworth et al. 2015</a>; <a href="#CIT0006" class="reflinks">Cronin et al. 2015</a>) signal an increased attention to this Linnaean rank, yet it is clear from some of the discourse that misconceptions about subspecies definitions persist. We emphasize that our goal is not to evaluate the validity of named subspecies of the gray wolf (<span style="font-style:italic;">Canis lupus</span>), even if we refer to this particular example because it was the basis of the published exchange. Rather, our goals are to outline current thinking and methodology of practitioners who use subspecific taxonomy and to highlight the difficulty, short of further theory (e.g., development of a sound null model), inherent in use of neutral genetic markers to establish the validity of subspecies.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-02-22
      DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esx013
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