Haplotype diversity of the nematode Pristionchus pacificus on Réunion in the Indian Ocean suggests multiple independent invasions.

  title={Haplotype diversity of the nematode Pristionchus pacificus on R{\'e}union in the Indian Ocean suggests multiple independent invasions.},
  author={Matthias Herrmann and Simone Kienle and Jacques Rochat and Werner E. Mayer and Ralf J. Sommer},
  journal={Biological Journal of The Linnean Society},
Pristionchus pacificus has been established as a nematode model system in evolutionary developmental biology and evolutionary ecology. Field studies in North and South America, Asia, Africa and Europe indicated that nematodes of the genus Pristionchus live in association with scarab beetles. Here, we describe the first account of soil- and beetle-associated nematodes on an island setting by investigating the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean. Reunion has high numbers of endemic insects and… 

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