Isolation of culturable aerobic bacteria and evidence of Kerstersia gyiorum from the blowhole of captive Yangtze finless porpoises

Wan, Xiaoling; McLaughlin, Richard William; Zhou, Junying; Hao, Yujiang; Zheng, Jinsong; Wang, Ding
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (2016)

Bacterial respiratory illnesses are problematic in aquatic mammals such as the Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis; YFP), which is now at a critically endangered status. Yet little is known…


Genital warts in Burmeister’s porpoises: Characterization of Phocoena spinipinnis papillomavirus type 1 (PsPV-1) and evidence for a second, distantly related PsPV

Van Bressem, M.-F.; Cassonnet, P.; Rector, A.; Desaintes, C.; Van Waerebeek, K.; Alfaro-Shigueto, J.; Van Ranst, M.; Orth, G.
Journal of General Virology (2007)

We identified sequences from two distantly related papillomaviruses in genital warts from two Burmeister's porpoises, including a PV antigen-positive specimen, and characterized Phocoena spinipinnis papillomavirus type 1 (PsPV-1). The PsPV-1…


Molecular identification of small cetacean samples from Peruvian fish markets

Tzika, Athanasia C.; D’Amico, Eva; Alfaro-Shigueto, Joanna; Mangel, Jeffrey C.; Van Waerebeek, Koen; Milinkovitch, Michel C.
Conservation Genetics (2010)

In the last 60 years, incidental entanglement in fishing gears (so called by-catch) became the main cause of mortality worldwide for small cetaceans and is pushing several populations and species…


Mixing of porpoise ecotypes in south western 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.
(2016)

Contact zones between marine ecotypes are of interest for understanding how key pelagic predators may react to climate change. We analysed the fine scale genetic structure and morphological variation in…


Is there a distinct harbor porpoise subpopulation in the Marmara Sea?

Tonay, Arda M.; Yazıcı, Özge; Dede, Ayhan; Bilgin, Sabri; Danyer, Erdem; Aytemiz, Işıl; Maracı, Öncü; Öztürk, Ayaka A.; Öztürk, Bayram; Bilgin, Raşit
Mitochondrial DNA Part A (2016)

Genetic population structure of geographically isolated endangered Black Sea harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena relicta) is little known in Turkish waters, especially in the Turkish Straits System (TSS- Marmara Sea, Bosphorus…


Organization and characteristics of the major histocompatibility complex class II region in the Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis)

Ruan, Rui; Ruan, Jue; Wan, Xiao-Ling; Zheng, Yang; Chen, Min-Min; Zheng, Jin-Song; Wang, Ding
Scientific Reports (2016)

Little is known about the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) in the genome of Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis) (YFP) or other cetaceans. In this study, a high quality YFP…


Preliminary study on genetic differences between two species of finless porpoises, genus Neophocaena, with lack of genetic divergence between two subspecies of the narrow-ridged finless porpoise, N. asiaeorientalis: cytochrome b sequence analyses

Koh, H. S.; Jo, J. E.; Ahn, N. H.; Lee, J. H.; Kim, K. S.; Jin, C. W.
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (2013)

Using samples from bycaught finless porpoises, cytochrome b sequences were analysed and phylogenetic trees were constructed. The aims were to: (1) determine genetic divergences within the genus Neophocaena; (2) examine…