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Many traits exhibit nonequivalent effects upon maternal versus paternal inheritance. Such ‘‘parent-of-origin’’ effects may be caused by several mechanisms including sex chromos...
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Vrana, P. B.. 2007. Genomic imprinting as a mechanism of reproductive isolation in mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 88(1):5-23.
Mustelids, with their long, thin bodies and poor fat storage capabilities, perform an energetic balancing act when making decisions about energy expenditure. Activity rates provide vital insights into...
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Weir, R. D., and F. B. Corbould. 2007. Factors affecting diurnal activity of fishers in north-central British Columbia. Journal of Mammalogy 88:1508-1514.
General guidelines for use of wild mammal species are updated from the 1998 version approved by the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) and expanded to include additional resources. Included are ...
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Gannon, W. L., R. S. Sikes, and the Animal Care and Use Committee of the American Society of Mammalogists. 2007. Guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists for the use of wild mammals in research. Journal of Mammalogy 88(3):809-823.
We define a genetic species as a group of genetically compatible interbreeding natural populations that is genetically isolated from other such groups. This focus on genetic isolation rather than re...
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Baker, R. J., and R. D. Bradley. 2006. Speciation in mammals and the genetic species concept. Journal of Mammalogy 87(4):643-662.
Considerable research supports the tenet that quantity and quality of food limit vertebrate populations. We evaluated predictions that increased availabilities of food and the essential amino acid met...
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Webb, R. E., D. M. Leslie, Jr., R. L. Lochmiller, and R. E. Masters. 2005. Impact of food supplementation and methionine on high densities of cotton rats: support of the amino-acid-quality hypothesis?. Journal of Mammalogy 86(1):46-55.
The Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) is federally listed as endangered and is found in only a small number of caves in eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas. Previous studies ...
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Weyandt, S. E., R. A. Van Den Bussche, M. J. Hamilton, and D. M. Leslie, Jr.. 2005. Unraveling the effects of sex and dispersal: Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) conservation genetics. Journal of Mammalogy 86(6):1136-1143.
This commentary originally was presented to recognize receipt of the Joseph Grinnell Award for Excellence in Education at the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists in Arcata, Cal...
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Schmidly, D. J.. 2005. What it means to be a naturalist and the future of natural history at American universities. Journal of Mammalogy 86(3):449-456.