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Molecular phylogenetics of shrews (Mammalia: Soricidae) reveal timing of transcontinental colonizations.
We sequenced 2167 base pairs (bp) of mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b and 16S, and 1390 bp of nuclear genes BRCA1 and ApoB in shrews taxa (Eulipotyphla, family Soricidae). The aim was to study theExpand
Landscape genetics of the Alpine newt (Mesotriton alpestris) inferred from a strip-based approach
Habitat destruction and fragmentation are known to strongly affect dispersal by altering the quality of the environment between populations. As a consequence, lower landscape connectivity is expectedExpand
Mitochondrial and nuclear phylogeny of circum-Mediterranean tree frogs from the Hyla arborea group.
Mitochondrial and nuclear phylogeny of circum-Mediterranean tree frogs from the Hyla arborea group
Biogeographic origin and radiation of the Old World crocidurine shrews (Mammalia: Soricidae) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear genes.
The crocidurine shrews include the most speciose genus of mammals, Crocidura. The origin and evolution of their radiation is, however, poorly understood because of very scant fossil records and aExpand
Molecular cophylogenetic relationships between European bats and their ectoparasitic mites (Acari, Spinturnicidae).
Cospeciation between host-parasite species is generally thought to result in mirror-image congruent phylogenies. Incongruence can be explained by mechanisms such as host switching, duplication,Expand
Origin of the parasites of an invading species, the Australian cane toad (Bufo marinus): are the lungworms Australian or American?
Phylogeographical analyses that identify the geographical origin of parasites in invading species can clarify the parasites’ potential for biological control of the invader and the risks posed by theExpand
Male‐biased dispersal in a tropical Australian snake (Stegonotus cucullatus, Colubridae)
Sex‐based differences in dispersal distances can affect critical population parameters such as inbreeding rates and the spatial scale of local adaptation. Males tend to disperse further than femalesExpand
Invader immunology: invasion history alters immune system function in cane toads (Rhinella marina) in tropical Australia.
Because an individual's investment into the immune system may modify its dispersal rate, immune function may evolve rapidly in an invader. We collected cane toads (Rhinella marina) from sitesExpand
False phylogenies on wood mice due to cryptic cytochrome-b pseudogene.
The phylogeny and phylogeography of the Old World wood mice (subgenus Sylvaemus, genus Apodemus, Muridae) are well-documented. Nevertheless, the distributions of species, such as A. fulvipectus andExpand
Mediterranean populations of the lesser white‐toothed shrew (Crocidura suaveolens group): an unexpected puzzle of Pleistocene survivors and prehistoric introductions
An earlier study revealed the strong phylogeographical structure of the lesser white‐toothed shrew (Crocidura suaveolens group) within the northern Palaearctic. Here, we aim to reconstruct theExpand