Zebra mussels in Italy: where do they come from?

  title={Zebra mussels in Italy: where do they come from?},
  author={Federica Quaglia and Laura Lattuada and Paride Mantecca and Renato Bacchetta},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
The zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha is widely present in Italy, but Italian populations of this bivalve have never been genetically characterized. The mitochondrial Cytochrome Oxidase subunit I gene fragments have been used to determine the genetic structures of 3 populations from Lake Garda (n = 30), the first Italian basin colonized by this species, as well as 2 populations from Lake Constance, Germany (n = 14). A Neighbor-Joining tree and a Maximum Likelihood analysis were performed with 4… CONTINUE READING