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Genetic Diversity of Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Versus Their Eurasian Source Populations: Insights for Risk Analysis
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High genetic variability, large numbers of founders, and multiple founding sources likely significantly contribute to the risk of an exotic species introduction's success and persistence.
Evolution and phylogeography of the tubenose goby genus Proterorhinus (Gobiidae: Teleostei): evidence for new cryptic species
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Analysis of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences and morphological characters from exotic Great Lakes as well as introduced and native Eurasian populations of Proterorhinus marmoratus (Pallas) sensu lato shows marked genetic and Morphological divergence that indicates species-level separation between fresh water and marine/brackish lineages.
Historic speciation and recent colonization of Eurasian monkey gobies (Neogobius fluviatilis and N. pallasi) revealed by DNA sequences, microsatellites, and morphology
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This work assessed taxonomic status and population structure of the monkey goby Neogobius fluviatilis across Eurasia, comparing genetic variation across its native and invasive ranges.
mtDNA singletons as evidence of a post-invasion genetic bottleneck in yellowfin goby Acanthogobius flavimanus from San Francisco Bay, California
Yellowfin goby, a fish native to East Asia, was first reported in northern California (San Francisco Bay) in 1963 and in southern California (Los Angeles Harbor) in 1979. Over the past 4 decades, it
Pathways of fish invasions in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States
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Of these pathways, bait release probably poses the greatest risk of introductions for the Mid-Atlantic region because propagule pressure is moderate, most released species are tolerant of local environmental conditions, and the pool of species available for transplantation is large.
The U.S. Geological Survey’s nonindigenous aquatic species database: over thirty years of tracking introduced aquatic species in the United States (and counting)
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An historical overview of the database, a description of its current capabilities and functionality, and a basic characterization of the data contained within the database are provided.
Trends in nonindigenous aquatic species richness in the United States reveal shifting spatial and temporal patterns of species introductions.
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This work uses publicly available data to describe trends in NAS introduction and spread across the conterminous United States over more than two centuries of observation records and suggests that broad-scale patterns may mask considerable variation across regions, time periods, and even entities contributing to NAS sampling.
Microsatellite loci for Ponto‐Caspian gobies: markers for assessing exotic invasions
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Eight polymorphic microsatellite loci for Ponto‐Caspian ‘neogobiin’ gobies are developed and tested, many of which are invasive in Eurasia and North America, whose study will aid understanding of the population genetics underlying their success.
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