Genomic analyses reveal three independent introductions of the invasive brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) to the Faroe Islands

@article{Puckett2019GenomicAR,
  title={Genomic analyses reveal three independent introductions of the invasive brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) to the Faroe Islands},
  author={Emily E Puckett and Eyðfinn Magnussen and L. A. Khlyap and T. Strand and {\AA}. Lundkvist and J. Munshi-South},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={2019},
  volume={124},
  pages={15-27}
}
  • Emily E Puckett, Eyðfinn Magnussen, +3 authors J. Munshi-South
  • Published 2019
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Heredity
  • Population genomics offers innovative approaches to test hypotheses related to the source and timing of introduction of invasive species. These approaches are particularly appropriate to study colonization of island ecosystems. The brown rat is a cold-hardy global invasive that has reached most of the world’s island ecosystems, including even highly isolated archipelagoes such as the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. Historic records tell of rats rafting to the southern island of Su… CONTINUE READING

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