Genetic drift vs. natural selection in a long-term small isolated population: major histocompatibility complex class II variation in the Gulf of California endemic porpoise (Phocoena sinus)

MUNGUIA-VEGA, ADRIAN; ESQUER-GARRIGOS, YARELI; ROJAS-BRACHO, LORENZO; VAZQUEZ-JUAREZ, RICARDO; CASTRO-PRIETO, AINES; FLORES-RAMIREZ, SERGIO
Molecular Ecology (2007)

Although many studies confirm long-term small isolated populations (e.g. island endemics) commonly sustain low neutral genetic variation as a result of genetic drift, it is less clear how selection on…


Saving the Vaquita: Immediate action, not more data

JARAMILLO-LEGORRETA, ARMANDO; ROJAS-BRACHO, LORENZO; BROWNELL, ROBERT L.; READ, ANDREW J.; REEVES, RANDALL R.; RALLS, KATHERINE; TAYLOR, BARBARA L.
Conservation Biology (2007)

The recent likely extinction of the baiji (Chinese river dolphin [Lipotes vexillifer]) (Turvey et al. 2007) makes the vaquita (Gulf of California porpoise [Phocoena sinus]) the most endangered cetacean. The…