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The rapid decline of the African lion (Panthera leo) has raised conservation concerns. In the Savé Valley Conservancy (SVC), in the Lowveld of Zimbabwe, lions were presumably reduced to approximately 5 to 10 individuals. After ten lions were reintroduced in 2005, the population has recovered to...

Author(s)
Tensen, L.; Groom, R. J.; Khuzwayo, J.; Vuuren, B. J. van
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 2, pp e0190369
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Domestic chickens (Gallus gallus) play a significant role, ranging from food and entertainment to religion and ornamentation. However, the details on their domestication process are still controversial, especially the origin and evolution of African chickens. Egypt is thought to be important place...

Author(s)
Osman, S. A. M.; Yonezawa, T.; Nishibori, M.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2016, 95, 6, pp 1248-1256
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Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV), a member of the family Bunyaviridae, genus Phlebovirus, is the causative agent of Rift Valley fever (RVF), a mosquito-borne disease of ruminant animals and humans. The generation of a large sequence database has facilitated studies of the evolution and spread of the...

Author(s)
Ikegami, T.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Antiviral Research, 2012, 95, 3, pp 293-310
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The taxonomy and distribution of cephalochlamydid cestodes are reviewed. This group is primarily specific to pipid anurans and occurs naturally across sub-Saharan Africa. Paracephalochlamys gen. nov. has two large lateral testes (sometimes doubled or absent on one side) on the anterior margin of...

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Jackson, J. A.; Tinsley, R. C.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Journal of Zoology, 2001, 254, 3, pp 405-419
Abstract

The structure of the rDNA repeating unit of A. gambiae was determined by restriction endonuclease mapping and hybridization analyses on 4 independent clones obtained from a genomic library of a colony (G3) from The Gambia. rDNA gene coding sequences are conserved, but much intragenomic and...

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McLain, D. K.; Collins, F. H.
Citation
Heredity, 1989, 62, 2, pp 233-242

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