of mice and the 'age of discovery': the complex history of colonization of the azorean archipelago by the house mouse (mus musculus) as revealed by mitochondrial dna variation.humans have introduced many species onto remote oceanic islands. the house mouse (mus musculus) is a human commensal and has consequently been transported to oceanic islands around the globe as an accidental stowaway. the history of these introductions can tell us not only about the mice themselves but also about the people that transported them. following a phylogeographic approach, we used mitochondrial d-loop sequence variation (within an 849- to 864-bp fragment) to study house mouse coloniza ...201525394749
molecular studies on the colonization of the madeiran archipelago by house study the colonization history of the house mouse (mus musculus domesticus) on the madeiran archipelago, complete mitochondrial d-loop sequences were obtained for 44 individuals from madeira, porto santo and ilhas desertas. altogether, 19 d-loop haplotypes were identified which formed part of a single clade in a phylogeny incorporating haplotypes from elsewhere in the range of m. m. domesticus, indicating that the madeiras were colonized from a single source. similarities between the sequence ...200111555245
molecular insights into the colonization and chromosomal diversification of madeiran house mice.the colonization history of madeiran house mice was investigated by analysing the complete mitochondrial (mt) d-loop sequences of 156 mice from the island of madeira and mainland portugal, extending on previous studies. the numbers of mtdna haplotypes from madeira and mainland portugal were substantially increased (17 and 14 new haplotypes respectively), and phylogenetic analysis confirmed the previously reported link between the madeiran archipelago and northern europe. sequence analysis reveal ...200919754514
origin of the chromosomal radiation of madeiran house mice: a microsatellite analysis of metacentric chromosomes.chromosome races of mus musculus domesticus are characterised by particular sets of metacentric chromosomes formed by robertsonian fusions and whole-arm reciprocal translocations. the atlantic island of madeira is inhabited by six chromosome races of house mice with 6-9 pairs of metacentric chromosomes. three of these races are characterised by the metacentric 3.8 also found elsewhere in the distribution of m. m. domesticus, including denmark and spain. we investigated the possibility that metac ...201323232832
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