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Genetic analysis of offspring of a female-female pair in the lesser snow goose (Chen caerulescens caerulescens).

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Genetic analysis of offspring of a female-female pair in the lesser snow goose (Chen caerulescens caerulescens).

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Title: Genetic analysis of offspring of a female-female pair in the lesser snow goose (Chen caerulescens caerulescens).
Author: Quinn, T.W.; Davies, J.C.; Cooke, F.; White, B.N.
Abstract: We used restriction-fragment-length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis to establish the parentage of a clutch of eight eggs being incubated by two female Lesser Snow Geese to determine if both females had contributed to the clutch, and whether a single male had fertilized both females. Genotypes at 30 polymorphic restriction enzyme sites were surveyed with 14 cloned DNA probes. Sexing of all individuals was done both by dissection and by use of a DNA probe that detected the presence of the W chromosome in females. Paternal genotypes were reconstructed from haplotypes of the offspring. We determined that both females had contributed to the clutch, and that each was fertilized by a different male. Received 9 May 1988, accepted 30 September 1988
Subject: OFFSPRING OF A FEMALE-FEMALE PAIR
LESSER SNOW GOOSE
CHEN C. CAERULESCENS
Type: Article
Rights: Published as Williams, T.D., Loonen, M.J.J.E. and Cooke, F. Fitness Consequences of Parental Behavior in Relation to Offspring Number in a Precocial Species: The Lesser Snow Goose. The Auk 111,3 (1994): 536-572. © 1994 by the Regents of the University of California. Copying and permissions notice: Authorization to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by the Regents of the University of California for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® on JSTOR (http://www.jstor.org/r/ucal) or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center, http://www.copyright.com. http://www.ucpress.edu/
http://www.jstor.org/stable/4087709
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/13773
Published: University of California Press
Citation: The Auk 106:177-184.1989
Date: 1989

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