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Neighbour joining tree showing the genetic relationships among feral pig individuals in north Queensland, based on Tamura-Nei genetic distances using control region mtDNA (mitochondrial DNA) sequence data

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Feral pigs occur throughout tropical far north Queensland, Australia and are a significant threat to biodiversity and World Heritage values, agriculture and are a vector of infectious diseases. One of the constraints on long-lasting, local eradication of feral pigs is the process of reinvasion into recently controlled areas. This study examined the population genetic structure of feral pigs in far north Queensland to identify the extent of movement and the scale at which demographically independent management units exist. Genetic analysis of 328 feral pigs from the Innisfail to Tully region of tropical Queensland was undertaken. Seven microsatellite loci were screened and Bayesian clustering methods used to infer population clusters. Sequence variation at the mitochondrial DNA control region was examined to identify pig breed. Significant population structure was identified in the study area at a scale of 25 to 35 km, corresponding to three demographically independent management units (MUs).

Only bootstrap values >90% are shown in the diagram and the scale indicates genetic distance. Symbols represent management unit designation based on microsatellite Bayesian clustering analysis.

Geographical area of data collection

kmlPolyCoords
145.768524,-17.482414 146.290375,-17.482414 146.290375,-18.026491 145.768524,-18.026491 145.768524,-17.482414

Publications

Lopez J, Hurwood D, Dryden B, Fuller S (2014) Feral Pig Populations Are Structured at Fine Spatial Scales in Tropical Queensland, Australia. PLoS ONE 9(3): e91657. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091657

Research areas

genetics
joining
biodiversity
Integrated control
relationships
distances
individuals
Conservation science
Mammalogy
Zoology
Terrestrial ecology
tamura-nei
ecology
population genetics
mtdna
Pest control

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Hurwood,David; Fuller,Susan; Lopez,Jobina; Dryden,Bart. (2015): Neighbour joining tree showing the genetic relationships among feral pig individuals in north Queensland, based on Tamura-Nei genetic distances using control region mtDNA (mitochondrial DNA) sequence data. [Queensland University of Technology]. https://doi.org/10.4225/09/586f2911091be

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY)
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Copyright

© 2014, Lopez et al.

Connections

Has association with
David Hurwood  (Researcher)
Susan Fuller  (Researcher)

Contacts

Name: Dr Susan Fuller

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Date record created:
2015-07-02T16:24:34
Date record modified:
2017-01-06T15:21:14
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Published - Open Access