Genetic evaluation and development prognosis on ex situ conserved Yangtze finless porpoises living in Tian-E-Zhou National Natural Reserve

Zhou, Zhao; Zheng, Jin-Song; Chen, Min-Min; Zhao, Qing-Zhong; Wang, Ding
Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica (2012)

The Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) is a unique freshwater subspecies of Neophocaena phocaenoides, which is endemic to the Yangtze River of China and now is critically endangered. As…


Spatially explicit analysis of genome-wide SNPs detects subtle population structure in a mobile marine mammal, the harbor porpoise

Lah, Ljerka; Trense, Daronja; Benke, Harald; Berggren, Per; Gunnlaugsson, Þorvaldur; Lockyer, Christina; Öztürk, Ayaka; Öztürk, Bayram; Pawliczka, Iwona; Roos, Anna; Siebert, Ursula; Skóra, Krzysztof; Víkingsson, Gísli; Tiedemann, Ralph
PLOS ONE (2016)

The population structure of the highly mobile marine mammal, the harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), in the Atlantic shelf waters follows a pattern of significant isolation-by-distance. The population structure of harbor…


Postglacial climate changes and rise of three ecotypes of harbour porpoises, Phocoena phocoena, in western Palearctic waters

Fontaine, Michaël C.; Roland, Kathleen; Calves, Isabelle; Austerlitz, Frederic; Palstra, Friso P.; Tolley, Krystal A.; Ryan, Sean; Ferreira, Marisa; Jauniaux, Thierry; Llavona, Angela; Öztürk, Bayram; Öztürk, Ayaka A.; Ridoux, Vincent; Rogan, Emer; Sequeira, Marina; Siebert, Ursula; Vikingsson, Gísli A.; Borrell, Asunción; Michaux, Johan R.; Aguilar, Alex
Molecular Ecology (2014)

Despite no obvious barriers to gene flow in the marine realm, environmental variation and ecological specializations can lead to genetic differentiation in highly mobile predators. Here, we investigated the genetic…


Trace element concentrations, risks and their correlation with metallothionein genes polymorphism: A case study of narrow-ridged finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) in the East China Sea

Liu, Jun; Chen, Bingyao; Jefferson, Thomas Allen; Wang, Hui; Yang, Guang
Science of the Total Environment (2016)

The concentration of trace elements (TEs) and their risk to narrow-ridged finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) are still unclear. The present study determined the concentration of typical TEs in liver, kidney,…


Characterization, optimization, and validation of environmental DNA (eDNA) markers to detect an endangered aquatic mammal

Ma, Hongjuan; Stewart, Kathryn; Lougheed, Stephen; Zheng, Jinsong; Wang, Yuxiang; Zhao, Jianfu
Conservation Genetics Resources (2016)

Environmental DNA (eDNA) represents a sensitive and efficient method for noninvasively sampling rare or otherwise hard to monitor taxa, potentially making it a powerful tool for conservation management. Still, this…


The life history of Dall’s porpoise with special reference to the stock off the Pacific coast of Japan

Kasuya, T.
Scientific Reports of the Whales Research Institute (1978)

The geographical variation of the colour types of the species indicates three local stocks in the northwestern North Pacific and western Bering Sea (WNP/BS), off the Pacific coast of Japan…