Genetic evidence for high propagule pressure and long-distance dispersal in monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) invasive populations.

@article{Silva2010GeneticEF,
  title={Genetic evidence for high propagule pressure and long-distance dispersal in monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) invasive populations.},
  author={Anders Gonçalves da Silva and Jessica R. Eberhard and Timothy J F Wright and Michael L. Avery and Michael A Russello},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 16},
  pages={3336-50}
}
The monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) is a successful invasive species that does not exhibit life history traits typically associated with colonizing species (e.g., high reproductive rate or long-distance dispersal capacity). To investigate this apparent paradox, we examined individual and population genetic patterns of microsatellite loci at one native and two invasive sites. More specifically, we aimed at evaluating the role of propagule pressure, sexual monogamy and long-distance dispersal… CONTINUE READING
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