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Characterization of Class I– and Class II–Like Major Histocompatibility Complex Loci in Pedigrees of North Atlantic Right Whales

Evidence of Right Whale Breeding Ground:
Cole et al 2013: Evidence of North Atlantic Right Whale Breeding Ground.pdf
CBC News link.

Brown MW, Kraus SD, Gaskin DE (1991) Reaction of North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) to Skin Biopsy Sampling for Genetic and Pollutant Analysis. Report of the International Whaling Commission Special Issue. 13: 81-89.

BrownMW, KrausSD, Gaskin DE, White BN (2006) Sexual composition and analysis of reproductive females in the North Atlantic right whale, Eubalaena glacialis, population. Marine Mammal Science 10: 253-265.

Frasier TR, Hamilton PK, Brown MW, Conger LA, Knowlton AR, Marx MK, Slay CK, Kraus SD, White BN (2007) Patterns of male reproductive success in a highly promiscuous whale species: the endangered North Atlantic right whale. Molecular Ecology 16:5277-5293.

Frasier TR, Hamilton PK, Brown MW, Kraus SD, White BN (2009) Sources and rates of errors in methods of individual identification for North Atlantic right whales. Journal of Mammalogy. 90:1246–1255.

Frasier TR, Rastogi T, Brown M, Hamilton PK, Kraus S, White BN (2006) Characterization of tetranucleotide microsatellite loci and development and validation of multiplex reactions for the study of right whale species (genus Eubalaena). Molecular Ecology 6: 1025-1029.

Frasier TR, Hamilton PK, Brown MW, Kraus SD, and White BN (2009) Sources and Rates of Errors in Methods of Individual Identification for North Atlantic Right Whales. Journal of Mammalogy 90: 1246-1255.

GillettRM,  BN White, Rolland RM (2008) Quantification and genetic profiling of DNA isolated from free-floating feces of the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis). Marine Mammal Science 24: 341-355

Rosenbaum HC, Egan MG, Clapham PJ, Brownell JrRL, Malik S, Brown MW, White BN, Walsh P, Desalle R (2008) Utility of North Atlantic Right Whale Museum Specimens for Assessing Changes in Genetic Diversity. Conservation Ecology. 14: 1837-1842.

Rosenbaum HC, Brownell Jr RL, Brown MW, Schaeff C, Portway V, White BN, Malik S, Pastene LA, Patenaude NJ, Baker CS, Goto M, Best PB, Clapham PJ, Hamilton P, Moore M, Payne R, Rowntree V, Tynan CT, Bannister JL, Desalle R (2001) World-wide genetic differentiation of Eubalaena: questioning the number of right whale species. Molecular Ecology. 9: 1793-1802.

Kraus SD, Brown MW, Caswell H, Clark CW, Fujiwara M, Hamilton PK, Kenney RD, Knowton, AR, Landry S, Mayo CA, McLellan WA, Moore MJ, Nowacek DP, Pabst DA, Read AJ, Rolland RM (2005) North Atlantic right whales in crisis. Science 309:561-562.

Malik S, Brown MW, Kraus SD, White BN (2006) Analysis of mitochondrial diversity within and between North and South Atlantic right whales. Marine Mammal Science. 16: 545-558.

 

Malik S, Brown MW, Kraus SD, Knowlton AR, Hamilton PK, White, BN (1999) Assessment of mitochondrial DNA structuring and nursery use in the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis). Canadian Journal of Zoology. 77: 1217-1222.

McLeod BA, Brown MW, Moore MJ, Stevens W, Barkham SH, Barkham M, White BN (2008) Bowhead whales, and not right whales, were the primary target of 16th–17th-century Basque whalers in the western North Atlantic. Arctic. 61:61–75.

McLeod BA, Brown MW, Frasier TR, White BN (2010) DNA profile of a sixteenth century western North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis). Conservation Genetics. 11:339–345.

McLeod BA, White BN (2010) Tracking mtDNA Heteroplasmy through Multiple Generations in the North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis). Journal of Heredity 101: 235-239.

Rastogi T,  Brown MW, McLeod BA, Frasier TR, Grenier R,  Cumbaa SL,  Nadarajah J, White BN (2004) Genetic analysis of 16th-century whale bones prompts a revision of the impact of Basque whaling on right and bowhead whales in the western North Atlantic. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 82: 1647-1654.

Schaeff CM, Kraus SD, Brown MW, Perkins JS, Payne R, White BN (1997) Comparison of genetic variability of North and South Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena), using DNA fingerprinting (1997). Canadian Journal of Zoology. 75: 1073-1080.

Schaeff CM, Kraus SD, Brown MW, White BN (1992) Assessment of the population structure of western North Atlanic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) based on sighting and mtDNA data. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 71: 339-345.

Waldick RC, Kraus S, Brown M, White BN (2002) Evaluating the effects of historic bottleneck events: An assessment of microsatellite variability in the endangered North Atlantic right whale. Molecular Ecology 11:2241-2249.

Waldick RC, BrownMW, White BN (2003) Characterization and isolation of microsatellite loci from the endangered North Atlantic right whale. Molecular Ecology 8: 1763-1765.

Woodley TH, Brown MW, Kraus SD Gaskin DE (1991) Organochlorine levels in North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) blubber. Environmental Contamination Toxicology 21: 141-145

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