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  • Amato G, Egan MG, and Schaller GB. 2000. Mitochondrial DNA variation in Muntjac: Evidence for discovery, rediscovery, and phylogenetic relationships. In: Antelopes, Deer, and Relatives: Fossil Record, Behavioral Ecology, Systematics, and Conservation. Vrba ES and Schaller GB, Editors. Yale University Press, New Haven and London. pp 285–295.


  • Russello, MA, Calcagnotto D, DeSalle R, and Amato G. 2001. Characterization of microsatellite loci in the endangered St. Vincent Parrot, Amazona guildingii. Molecular Ecology Notes 1(3), 162-164.
  • Russello MA and Amato G. 2001. Application of a noninvasive, PCR-based test for sex identification in an endangered parrot, Amazona guildingii. Zoo Biology 20, 41-45.


  • Brisbin IL, Peterson AT, Okimoto R, and Amato G. 2002. Characterization of the genetic status of populations of red junglefowl. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 99, 217-223.
  • Bordino P, Kraus S, Albareda D, Fazio A, Palmerio A, Mendez M, and Botta S. 2002. Reducing incidental mortality of Franciscana dolphin Pontoporia blainvillei with acoustic warning devices attached to fishing nets. Marine Mammal Science 18(4), 833-842.


  • Schmitz A, Mausfeld P, Hekkala E, Shine T, Nickel H, Amato G, and Böhme W. 2003. An overlooked sister species of the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) in West- and Central Africa: a molecular approach on its systematics based on maximum-likelihood and Bayesian inference of mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene fragments. PALEVOL 2, 703-712.


  • DeSalle R and Amato G. 2004. The expansion of conservation genetics. Nature Reviews Genetics 5, 702-712.
  • Russello MA and Amato G. 2004. Ex situ population management in the absence of pedigree information. Molecular Ecology 13, 2829-2840.


  • Lin K, Russello MA, Caccone A, and Amato G. 2005. Additional microsatellite loci for the endangered St. Vincent parrot, Amazona guildingii. Conservation Genetics 6, 643-645.
  • Goldstein P, Wyner Y, Doukakis P, Egan MG, Amato G, Rosenbaum HC, and DeSalle R. 2005. Theory and methods for diagnosing species and populations in conservation. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 92, 12-27.


  • Kretzman M, Mentzer L, DiGiovanni R, Leslie MS, Amato G. 2006. Microsatellite diversity and fitness in stranded juvenile harp seals (Phoca groenlandica). Journal of Heredity 97(6), 555-560.
  • Ji XF, Wu XB, Li Y, Yan P, Amato G. 2006. The mitochondrial genome of Crocodylus niloticus with implications for phylogenetic relationships among crocodilians. Acta Zoologica Sinica 52(4), 810-818.


  • Ho SYW, Kolokotronis SO, Allaby RG. 2007. Elevated substitution rates estimated from ancient DNA sequences. Biology Letters 3(6), 702-705.
  • Kolokotronis SO, MacPhee RDE, Greenwood AD. 2007. Detection of mitochondrial insertions in the nucleus (NuMts) of Pleistocene and modern muskoxen. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7, 67.


  • Hekkala ER, Amato G, DeSalle R, Blum MJ. 2009. Molecular assessment of population differentiation and individual assignment potential of Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) populations. Conservation Genetics [in press]
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