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Invasive Lionfish May Be Superfish Hybrids

Read the JHered article by Wilcox, Motomura, Matsunuma, and Bowen here: https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esx056
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Interspecies Hybrids Play a Vital Role in Evolution

Bill Murphy, our EIC, is one of the authors of this fascinating article in Science Advances. Also an author on the snow leopard article that features on our most recent cover. Interested in wildlife hybridization studies? JHered has heaps! https://academic.oup.com/jhered/search-results…
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Planning this Fall's Genetics / Genomics / Evolution course?

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AGA members receive 20% off OUP academic titles

Mark Kirkpatrick, the 2015 AGA Distinguished Key Lecturer, has coauthored the new edition of Evolution. This is one of the many textbooks and other academic titles available at a discount to AGA members. Join today!
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CALL FOR PAPERS!

Call for Papers for Journal of Heredity!

1. Next Generation Phylogeography & Phylogenomics
2. Genome Mapping and Genome Evolution in Non-Model Organism
3. Bioinformatics


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How many angelfish dance in the sea?

FREE from Journal of Heredity: DiBattista et al. 2016 found discordance between genetic divergence and color-based taxonomy in the pygmy angelfish Centropyge flavissima complex. In a Letter in the current JHered issue, Delrieu-Trottin et al. offer another take on the number of distinct species in this complex. In response, DiBattista et al. argue their position on the 'devilish taxonomy' of these angels.
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Genetics show that the Florida kingsnake is really 3 species

Read the JHered article by Krysko et al. FOR FREE https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esw086
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New Journal of Heredity Website

We are very pleased that OUP has completely modernized our Journal of Heredity website. However, there are inevitably a few glitches - in our case, some articles did not come across from the old website, particularly from 2014 and 2015. If you are searching for an article that has disappeared, please contact Anjanette Baker, Managing Editor, agajoh(at)oregonstate.edu, and I will send you the PDF.

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2015 AGA Symposium Issue NOW ONLINE WITH FREE ACCESS

This issue includes research and review articles from President Katie Peichel's 2015 AGA Symposium, 'Chromosome Evolution: Molecular Mechanisms & Evolutionary Consequences'

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Researchers chart advances in marine mammal genetic sequencing

Online news outlet Phys.org highlights our Invited Review by Cammen et al. Read it for free: https://academic.oup.com/jhered/article/107/6/481/2622897/Genomic-Methods-Take-the-Plunge-Recent-Advances-in
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Are Mendel’s Data Reliable?

On this sesquicentennial anniversary of the publication of Mendel's seminal work, our Council member (and pea geneticist) Norm Weeden examines the veracity of his data in this Perspective. FREE ONLINE ACCESS
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Nocturnal, flightless, endangered 'owl parrot'

A new JHered study has found European colonisation in New Zealand is to blame for a decline in kākāpō numbers.
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photo credit Andrew Digby, NZ Dept of Conservation
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We welcome new Associate Editors

Dr Kimberly R Andrews and Dr Floyd A Reed (USA), Prof Xuhua Xia (Canada) and Dr Shu-Jin Luo (China) have recently joined our Editorial Board.
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FREE Perspective article on the new Lagomorph Genomics Consortium

Latest issue of the Journal now online, including our latest Genome Consortium white paper
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The 3 domains of conservation genetics

Boldly visualized by Brian Bowen with an Orlog metaphor, wherein the actions of the past and present influence future outcomes. FREE online
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Two FREE ACCESS feline articles in this issue


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OPEN ACCESS Perspective article

OPEN ACCESS Perspective article on black-footed ferret cloning by our AE and AGA Council member Oliver Ryder and others.
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Finding the 'conservación' in conservation genetics

Read the Special Issue now! Freely available at http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/106/S1.toc
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Rare white whale sighted

For the first time, The Australian white whale Migaloo has been seen in NZ waters. Migaloo has a tyrosinase gene mutation, as described in Journal of Heredity here: http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/103/1/130.short
This article is freely available to read and download.
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Southeast Alaska wolves — Subspecies or not?

Further debate from experts on wolves in Southeastern Alaska and Mexico. TODAY in Journal of Heredity
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Penguins come together

Why are previously isolated little blue penguin colonies now mixing it up?
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Editor's Choice Free Access

In this issue: Problems and Cautions With Sequence Mismatch Analysis and Bayesian Skyline Plots to Infer Historical Demography. Invited Review from Stewart Grant. Coupling population history with climate change is essential for constructing evolutionary and biogeographic scenarios that illuminate the mechanisms shaping species’ diversity.

But molecular clocks calibrated with phylogenetic divergences can overestimate the timings of population-level events. Overestimates disconnect historical population reconstructions from climatic history and confound our understanding of the factors influencing genetic variability.
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War Elephant Myths Debunked by DNA

And read the freely available article in the latest issue of Journal of Heredity.
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How many types of tigers are there?

The newly published article by international authors including our Review Editor, Steve O'Brien, is freely available to read and download from Journal of Heredity.
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