Population genetic analysis of New Zealand Stick Insects

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dc.contributor.advisor Buckley, T en
dc.contributor.author Choi, Seung en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-08T02:24:31Z en
dc.date.issued 2017 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34897 en
dc.description Full text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract There are eight endemic genera in New Zealand stick insect fauna, with 21 different species. New Zealand stick insects, from order Phasmatodea, express rather unusual characteristics, such as geographical and obligate parthenogenesis, hybridization and polyploidy. For these reasons, there have been debates around their taxonomy and the origin of their parthenogenesis. Thus, to further investigate their genomic characteristics, a high number of SNPs were obtained using Genotype By Sequencing (GBS) from the taxa Acanthoxyla, Clitarchus hookeri, Clitarchus tepaki and C. rakauwhakanekeneke. The downstream analysis was used to identify the structure within each population and any trace of introgression between them. Further, different bioinformatic approaches were applied, such as using different variant calling pipelines or filtering parameters, for the given analyses to evaluate their effects on the results, thus providng a better understanding of the characteristics of the given datasets and how to manage them. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99264935513502091 en
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dc.title Population genetic analysis of New Zealand Stick Insects en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Biological science en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.elements-id 645370 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Biological Sciences en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-08-08 en


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