Rapid morphological and genetic change in Chicago-area Peromyscus.

  title={Rapid morphological and genetic change in Chicago-area Peromyscus.},
  author={Oliver R. W. Pergams and Robert Lacy},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  volume={17 1},
We report rapid change of morphology and mitochondrial genes in white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) in the Chicago (Illinois, USA) region. We sequenced mitochondrial DNA COX2 from 55 museum skins of white-footed mice caught in the Chicago area since 1855 and from 44 mice recently trapped in the same locations. We found consistent directional genotype replacement at five separate collection locations. We later focused on a single one of these locations (Volo Bog State Natural Area) and… CONTINUE READING
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