Evolutionary history of the greater white-toothed shrew (Crocidura russula) inferred from analysis of mtDNA, Y, and X chromosome markers.

@article{Brndli2005EvolutionaryHO,
  title={Evolutionary history of the greater white-toothed shrew (Crocidura russula) inferred from analysis of mtDNA, Y, and X chromosome markers.},
  author={Laura Br{\"a}ndli and Lori-Jayne Lawson Handley and Peter A. Vogel and Nicolas Perrin},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2005},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={832-44}
}
We investigate the evolutionary history of the greater white-toothed shrew across its distribution in northern Africa and mainland Europe using sex-specific (mtDNA and Y chromosome) and biparental (X chromosome) markers. All three loci confirm a large divergence between eastern (Tunisia and Sardinia) and western (Morocco and mainland Europe) lineages, and application of a molecular clock to mtDNA divergence estimates indicates a more ancient separation (2.25 M yr ago) than described by some… CONTINUE READING

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