Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) as a confirmatory and rapid DNA detection method for grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) predation on harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)

Heers, Teresa; van Neer, Abbo; Becker, André; Gross, Stephanie; Hansen, Kirstin Anderson; Siebert, Ursula; Abdulmawjood, Amir
Journal of Sea Research (2018)

An increasing number of harbour porpoises along the coastlines of northern Europe are victims of attacks by preying grey seals. To confirm grey seal attacks at a molecular level, a…


Characterization of a novel rhabdovirus isolated from a stranded harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)

Emelianchik, Alexandra; Rodrigues, Thaís C. S.; Subramaniam, Kuttichantran; Nielsen, Ole; Burek-Huntington, Kathy A.; Rotstein, David; Popov, Vsevolod L.; Stone, David; Waltzek, Thomas B.
Virus Research (2019)

An adult male harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) stranded off the coast of Alaska displaying poor body condition, scattered mild ulcerative dermatitis, and necrotizing balanoposthitis. Necropsy findings included severe verminous panniculitis,…


Morphological and genetic differentiation of the Black Sea harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena

Viaud-Martínez, K. A.; Martínez Vergara, M.; Gol'din, P. E.; Ridoux, V.; Öztürk, A. A.; Öztürk, B.; Rosel, P. E.; Frantzis, A.; Komnenou, A.; Bohonak, A. J.
Marine Ecology Progress Series (2007)

The ecological and conservation status of the geographically isolated Black Sea harbour porpoise is currently unknown. Although it has been suggested that Black Sea harbour porpoises are distinct from other…


A novel cetacean adenovirus in stranded harbour porpoises from the North Sea: Detection and molecular characterization

van Beurden, Steven J.; IJsseldijk, Lonneke L.; van de Bildt, Marco W. G.; Begeman, Lineke; Wellehan, James F. X.; Waltzek, Thomas B.; de Vrieze, Geert; Gröne, Andrea; Kuiken, Thijs; Verheije, M. Hélène; Penzes, Judit J.
Archives of Virology (2017)

Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) are the most prevalent cetaceans in the North Sea. The fecal viral flora of 21 harbour porpoises stranded along the Dutch coastline was analyzed by a…


Mixing of porpoise ecotypes in southwestern UK waters revealed by genetic profiling

Fontaine, Michaël C.; Thatcher, Oliver; Ray, Nicolas; Piry, Sylvain; Brownlow, Andrew; Davison, Nicholas J.; Jepson, Paul; Deaville, Rob; Goodman, Simon J.
Royal Society Open Science (2017)

Contact zones between ecotypes are windows for understanding how species may react to climate changes. Here, we analysed the fine-scale genetic and morphological variation in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) around…


Microsatellite variation and significant population genetic structure of endangered finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) in Chinese coastal waters and the Yangtze River

Chen, Lian; Bruford, Michael W.; Xu, Shixia; Zhou, Kaiya; Yang, Guang
Marine Biology (2010)

The finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) inhabits a wide range of tropical and temperate waters of the Indo-Pacific region. Genetic structure of finless porpoises in Chinese waters in three regions (Yangtze…


A preliminary study on the variability of the mitochondrial DNA control region in populations of finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) in Chinese waters

Yang, Guang; Zhou, Kaiya
Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Cetaceans in Asia (2000)

The mitochondrial DNA control region of 12 finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) from the Yangtze River, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, was amplified. Two portions, 317 and 245 base pairs,…