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Study of gene flow through a hybrid zone in the common shrew (Sorex araneus) using microsatellites

Moulin, Nicolas Lugon, Wyttenbach, Andreas, Brunner, Harald, Goudet, Jérôme and Hausser, Jacques (1996) Study of gene flow through a hybrid zone in the common shrew (Sorex araneus) using microsatellites Hereditas, 125, (2-3), pp. 159-168. (doi:10.1111/j.1601-5223.1996.00159.x).

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The common shrew (Sorex araneus) is subdivided into several chromosomal races. As hybrid zones between them have been characterized, this organism is of particular interest in studying the role of chromosomes in speciation. Six microsatellite loci were used to evaluate the level of gene flow in the S. araneus hybrid zone between the Cordon and Valais races. Most of these loci were very polymorphic, the total number of alleles detected per locus ranging from 3 to 20. Using Mantel tests, we showed that the effect of rivers as barriers to gene flow is less important at this sampling scale. The effect of the chromosomal race is of particular importantance in diminishing gene flow.

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Published date: 11 May 1996


Local EPrints ID: 56218
ISSN: 0018-0661
PURE UUID: 0364306b-d3d7-4462-98c5-6eb3a7a84e42

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Date deposited: 22 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:31

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Author: Nicolas Lugon Moulin
Author: Andreas Wyttenbach
Author: Harald Brunner
Author: Jérôme Goudet
Author: Jacques Hausser

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