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An Assessment of the Systematics of Arvicanthine Rodents Using Mitochondrial DNA Sequences: Evolutionary and Biogeographical Implications
The identification of the Otomyinae as the sister-taxon to Arvicanthini implies that the former are true murines and should be given only tribal rank within the Murinae, suggesting the possibility of a rapid radiation within this set of species. Expand
Cytochrome b-based phylogeny of the Praomys group (Rodentia, Murinae): a new African radiation?
Complete cytochrome b gene sequences allows, for the first time, establishing a nearly complete phylogeny among the Praomys group sensu lato and the different lineages probably result from an adaptive radiation at the end of the Miocene. Expand
Ecological changes in recent land-bridge islands in French Guiana, with emphasis on vertebrate communities
In 1993 a multidisciplinary project investigating the effects of tropical rainforest fragmentation on land-bridge islands created by a hydroelectric reservoir was initiated in French Guiana (theExpand
Evolutionary systematics in African gerbilline rodents of the genus Gerbilliscus: inference from mitochondrial genes.
The data seem to support the synonymy of the two taxa and suggest that Gerbillurus and Gerbilliscus lineages diverged from a common ancestor appeared in eastern Africa. Expand
Autosome and Sex Chromosome Diversity Among the African Pygmy Mice, Subgenus Nannomys (Murinae; Mus)
The C-banding analyses performed showed that among the species carrying X-autosome translocations, one followed the expected pattern, while the other did not, and functional isolation of the sex and autosome compartments must involve other repetitive sequences or genomic traits that require further molecular characterization. Expand
Phylogeography of the Guinea multimammate mouse (Mastomys erythroleucus): a case study for Sahelian species in West Africa
Aim To investigate the phylogeographical structure of the Guinea multimammate mouse, Mastomys erythroleucus (Temminck, 1853), a widespread murid rodent in sub-Saharan (Sahel and Sudan) savannas, forExpand
The phylogeny of the Praomys complex (Rodentia: Muridae) and its phylogeographic implications
A cladistic analysis of the relationships within the Praomys complex and of the genera Hylomyscus, Mastomys and Myomys shows that the different clades each present a relative ecological cohesion and are arranged according to a gradient from closed to open habitats. Expand
Recent radiation in West African Taterillus (Rodentia, Gerbillinae): the concerted role of chromosome and climatic changes
It is hypothesize that the process underpinning cladogenesis most probably involved highly underdominant genomic rearrangements that were fixed following pronounced populational bottlenecks resulting from drastic climatic and subsequent environmental changes. Expand
A molecular perspective on the systematics and evolution of the genus Arvicanthis (Rodentia, Muridae): inferences from complete cytochrome b gene sequences.
The complete mitochondrial cytochrome b gene was sequenced for 20 specimens from throughout the range of the genus to determine the intrageneric genetic structure, construct a molecular phylogeny, and evaluate classical taxonomies. Expand