Invasion genetics of a human commensal rodent: the black rat Rattus rattus in Madagascar.

Studies focusing on geographical genetic patterns of commensal species and on human history complement each other and provide proxies to trace common colonization events. On Madagascar, the unintentional introduction and spread of the commensal species Rattus rattus by people may have left a living clue of human colonization patterns and history. In this… CONTINUE READING