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Selina Patel
University of Auckland
Pleurobranchaea maculataGeneticsMicrosatelliteBiologyZoology
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#1Jacqueline Tizard (University of Auckland)H-Index: 1
#2Selina Patel (University of Auckland)H-Index: 4
Last. Craig D. Millar (University of Auckland)H-Index: 26
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Background DNA barcoding utilises a standardised region of the cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) gene to identify specimens to the species level. It has proven to be an effective tool for identification of avian samples. The unique island avifauna of New Zealand is taxonomically and evolutionarily distinct. We analysed COI sequence data in order to determine if DNA barcoding could accurately identify New Zealand birds.
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#1B. J. Gill (Auckland War Memorial Museum)H-Index: 14
#2Amy Zhu (University of Auckland)
Last. Selina Patel (University of Auckland)H-Index: 4
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ABSTRACTLittle is known about the biology of long-tailed cuckoos (Eudynamys taitensis). In this study, 79 dead cuckoos, mostly from the wider Auckland region, New Zealand, were examined and dissected to shed light on the sex ratio, morphology, breeding season and diet. There were no statistically significant sexual differences in the means for weight or body measurements. However, immature birds had significantly shorter bill, wing and tail lengths than adults. In adults, gonads were enlarged (f...
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#2Marti J. AndersonH-Index: 48
Last. Paul B. Rainey (MPG: Max Planck Society)H-Index: 60
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Pleurobranchaea maculata is a rarely studied species of the Heterobranchia found throughout the south and western Pacific–and recently recorded in Argentina–whose population genetic structure is unknown. Interest in the species was sparked in New Zealand following a series of dog deaths caused by ingestions of slugs containing high levels of the neurotoxin tetrodotoxin. Here we describe the genetic structure and demographic history of P. maculata populations from five principle locations in New ...
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#1Louis Ranjard (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 7
#2Thomas K. F. Wong (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 10
Last. Brendon J. Dunphy (University of Auckland)H-Index: 10
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AbstractWe describe here the first complete genome assembly of the New Zealand green-lipped mussel, Perna canaliculus, mitochondrion. The assembly was performed de novo from a mix of long nanopore sequencing reads and short sequencing reads. The genome is 16,005 bp long. Comparison to other Mytiloidea mitochondrial genomes indicates important gene rearrangements in this family.
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#1Yeşerin Yıldırım (LNU: Linnaeus University)H-Index: 2
#2Marti J. Anderson (Massey University)H-Index: 48
Last. Paul B. Rainey (Massey University)H-Index: 60
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Pleurobranchaea maculata is a rarely studied species of the Heterobranchia found throughout the south and western Pacific (and recently recorded in Argentina) whose population genetic structure is unknown. Interest in the species was sparked in New Zealand following a series of dog deaths caused by ingestions of slugs containing high levels of the neurotoxin tetrodotoxin. Here we describe the genetic structure and demographic history of P. maculata populations from five principle locations in Ne...
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#1Selina PatelH-Index: 4
Last. Craig D. MillarH-Index: 26
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#1Kirsten F. Thompson (University of Auckland)H-Index: 7
#2Selina Patel (University of Auckland)H-Index: 4
Last. Craig D. Millar (University of Auckland)H-Index: 26
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Bucking the trend: genetic analysis reveals high diversity, large population size and low differentiation in a deep ocean cetacean
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#1Kirsten F. Thompson (University of Auckland)H-Index: 7
#2Selina Patel (University of Auckland)H-Index: 4
Last. Craig D. Millar (University of Auckland)H-Index: 26
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AbstractUsing an Illumina platform, we shot-gun sequenced the complete mitochondrial genome of Gray’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon grayi) to an average coverage of 152X. We performed a de novo assembly using SOAPdenovo2 and determined the total mitogenome length to be 16,347 bp. The nucleotide composition was asymmetric (33.3% A, 24.6% C, 12.6% G, 29.5% T) with an overall GC content of 37.2%. The gene organization was similar to that of other cetaceans with 13 protein-coding genes, 2 rRNAs (12S and ...
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#1Yeşerin Yıldırım (Massey University)H-Index: 2
#2Selina Patel (University of Auckland)H-Index: 4
Last. Paul B. Rainey (MPG: Max Planck Society)H-Index: 60
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Abstract Using 454 pyrosequencing data, 24 polymorphic microsatellite markers were identified for the grey side-gilled sea slug, Pleurobranchaea maculata . The grey side-gilled sea slug is found throughout the western and south Pacific and is known to contain high concentrations of tetrodotoxin. Polymorphism was assessed in 20 individuals obtained from geographically distinct locations within New Zealand. Between 2 and 15 alleles were identified at each locus. The observed heterozygosity ( H o )...
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#1Selina Patel (University of Auckland)H-Index: 4
#2Kirsten F. Thompson (University of Auckland)H-Index: 7
Last. Craig D. Millar (University of Auckland)H-Index: 26
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We used three second-generation sequencing platforms to develop 12 microsatellite markers for Gray's beaked whale (Mesoplodon grayi). There was a strong correlation between the amount of sequence obtained from each platform and the number of microsatellites recovered. In order to design reliable primers we found that it was important in all cases to eliminate low quality reads and trim sequences so that 80 % of each sequence had a PHRED score of (20. We found that tri- and tetranucleo- tide repe...
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