Origin and introduction history of the least weasel (Mustela nivalis) on Mediterranean and Atlantic islands inferred from genetic data

@article{Rodrigues2016OriginAI,
  title={Origin and introduction history of the least weasel (Mustela nivalis) on Mediterranean and Atlantic islands inferred from genetic data},
  author={M{\'o}nica Rodrigues and Arthur R. Bos and P. J. Schembri and Ricardo Franco de Lima and Petros Lymberakis and Llu{\'i}s Parpal and Michele Cento and Sandrine Ruette and Sakir O. Ozkurt and Margarida Santos‐Reis and Juha Meril{\"a} and Carlos Fernandes},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2016},
  volume={19},
  pages={399-421}
}
Introduced mammalian predators have negatively affected native biota and ecological processes in ecosystems across the globe. The least weasel (Mustela nivalis) is a Holarctic mustelid carnivore that has been considered one of the world’s worst invasive alien species. It has been introduced to several islands in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, and here we present a genetic analysis of these insular populations, based on mitochondrial DNA and microsatellites and building upon a… 
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