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ND2 as an Additional Genetic Marker to Improve Identification of Diving Ducks Involved in Bird Strikes

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dc.contributor.author Luttrell, Sarah A. M. en
dc.contributor.author Drovetski, Sergei en
dc.contributor.author Dahlan, Nor Faridah en
dc.contributor.author Eubanks, Damani en
dc.contributor.author Dove, Carla J. en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-07T13:55:14Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-07T13:55:14Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Luttrell, Sarah A. M., Drovetski, Sergei, Dahlan, Nor Faridah, Eubanks, Damani, and Dove, Carla J. 2020. "<a href="https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1667&context=hwi">ND2 as an Additional Genetic Marker to Improve Identification of Diving Ducks Involved in Bird Strikes</a>." <em>Human-Wildlife Interactions</em>. 14 (3):365&ndash;375. <a href="https://doi.org/10.26077/4DC6-AD95">https://doi.org/10.26077/4DC6-AD95</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 1934-4392
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10088/108774
dc.description.abstract Knowing the exact species of birds involved in damaging collisions with aircraft (bird strikes) is paramount to managing and preventing these types of human–wildlife conflicts. While a standard genetic marker, or DNA barcode (mitochondrial DNA gene cytochrome-c oxidase 1, or CO1), can reliably identify most avian species, this marker cannot distinguish among some closely related species. Diving ducks within the genus Aythya are an example of congeneric waterfowl involved in bird strikes where several species pairs cannot be reliably identified with the standard DNA barcode. Here, we describe methods for using an additional genetic marker (mitochondrial DNA gene NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2, or ND2) for identification of 9 Aythya spp. Gene-specific phylogenetic trees and genetic distances among taxa reveal that ND2 is more effective than CO1 at genetic identification of diving ducks studied here. Compared with CO1, the ND2 gene tree is more statistically robust, has a minimum of 1.5 times greater genetic distance between sister clades, and resolves paraphyly in 2 clades. While CO1 is effective for identification of most bird strike cases, this study underscores the value of targeted incorporation of additional genetic markers for species identification of taxa that are known to be problematic using standard DNA barcoding. en
dc.relation.ispartof Human-Wildlife Interactions en
dc.title ND2 as an Additional Genetic Marker to Improve Identification of Diving Ducks Involved in Bird Strikes en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 157878
dc.identifier.doi 10.26077/4DC6-AD95
rft.jtitle Human-Wildlife Interactions
rft.volume 14
rft.issue 3
rft.spage 365
rft.epage 375
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.citation.spage 365
dc.citation.epage 375
dc.relation.url https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1667&context=hwi


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