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Genetic Diversity in American Trotting Horses Genetic Diversity in American Trotting Horses

Read the article by Esdaile et al., just out in JHered https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esab070

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New blog post: The Proof is in the Pedigree New blog post: The Proof is in the Pedigree

Learn about how Oliver Ryder and his team at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance made the incredible discovery of condor parthenogenesis. Research article in the December 2021 issue of Journal of Heredity.

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Planning your next Genetics / Genomics / Evolution course? Planning your next Genetics / Genomics / Evolution course?

Check out our free reviews and perspectives!

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Conserving an urban toad Conserving an urban toad

Read our final Editor's Choice article of the year by Neal et al.

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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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Penguins come together Penguins come together

Why are previously isolated little blue penguin colonies now mixing it up?

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How many types of tigers are there? 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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OUP Blog on Giant Galapagos Tortoises OUP Blog on Giant Galapagos Tortoises

Hot off the press! And all three articles by these authors in JHered 109-6 are freely available for the next 3 weeks!

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Editor's Choice Free Access 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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Rare white whale sighted 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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Finding the 'conservación' in conservation genetics 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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OPEN ACCESS Perspective article 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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Pangolin Phylogeny Helps Save Them from Extinction Pangolin Phylogeny Helps Save Them from Extinction

Read the JHered article by Gaubert et al. for free: https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esx097

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Humans are Sumatran rhinos biggest threat -- and last hope Humans are Sumatran rhinos biggest threat -- and last hope

Read the JHered article for free at https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esy019 photo by Dave Jenike, Cincinnati Zoo

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The 3 domains of conservation genetics 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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Nocturnal, flightless, endangered 'owl parrot' 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. FREE ONLINE ACCESS! photo credit Andrew Digby, NZ Dept of Conservation

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Interspecies Hybrids Play a Vital Role in Evolution 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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CALL FOR PAPERS! 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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New special issue now online with free access introduction! New special issue now online with free access introduction!

This special issue incorporates genomic data to update our knowledge of the cactophilic Drosophila model system, and contains papers from an international meeting held in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico, February 2018. Therese Ann Markow, Guest Editor.

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New blog post: In a naturally-replicated experiment, cacti and flies stick together New blog post: In a naturally-replicated experiment, cacti and flies stick together

Learn about the fascinating world of cactus-loving Drosophila species, which was the topic of Journal of Heredity's special issue in January!

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New blog post: The dichotomy in the diversity of vertebrate sex chromosome systems New blog post: The dichotomy in the diversity of vertebrate sex chromosome systems

AGA EECG award and Stephen J. O'Brien Award winner Dr. Will Gammerdinger explains the dichotomy in the diversity of vertebrate sex chromosome systems.

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New blog post: Where do wood frogs go when there New blog post: Where do wood frogs go when there

University of Alabama at Birmingham's Elise Keister explains Dr. Jared Homola et al.

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New blog post: Will the South China tiger make its way back to the wild again? New blog post: Will the South China tiger make its way back to the wild again?

Dr. Caitlin Curry explains Zhang et al.'s recent JHered Editor's Choice article on the AGA blog

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Online tool speeds response to elephant poaching by tracing ivory to source Online tool speeds response to elephant poaching by tracing ivory to source

Read the JHered article for free at https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esz058

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The editorial board announces a new article category, Genome Resources The editorial board announces a new article category, Genome Resources

For manuscripts that describe genome assembly resources of practical value to the broader scientific community

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Migratory secrets of recovering whale species Migratory secrets of recovering whale species

Read the open access article by Carroll et al. at JHered https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esaa010

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Current issue has 3 EECG-awardee articles Current issue has 3 EECG-awardee articles

Journal of Heredity issue 111-4 includes articles on their EECG-funded research by Daniel Portik (2015), Nicholas Kooyers (2017), and Rebekah Oomen (2019).

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How many angelfish dance in the sea? 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 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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Invasive Lionfish May Be Superfish Hybrids 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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Are Mendel’s Data Reliable? 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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Researchers chart advances in marine mammal genetic sequencing 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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New blog post: Well-behaved cicadas, messy symbionts: an audio story about cicada mitochondrial genomes New blog post: Well-behaved cicadas, messy symbionts: an audio story about cicada mitochondrial genomes

Listen to our latest blog post, an audio story about Dr. Piotr Lukasik et al.

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Southeast Alaska wolves — Subspecies or not? 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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