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dc.contributor.author Perdereau, Elfie
dc.contributor.author Bagnères-Urbany, Anne-Geneviève
dc.contributor.author Bankhead-Dronnet, Stephanie
dc.contributor.author Dupont, Simon
dc.contributor.author Zimmermann, Marie
dc.contributor.author Vargo, Edward L.
dc.contributor.author Dedeine, Franck
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T17:33:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T17:33:09Z
dc.date.issued 2012-12-03
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.1t4n5
dc.identifier.citation Perdereau E, Bagnères-Urbany A, Bankhead-Dronnet S, Dupont S, Zimmermann M, Vargo EL, Dedeine F (2012) Global genetic analysis reveals the putative native source of the invasive termite, Reticulitermes flavipes, in France. Molecular Ecology, 22(4): 1105-1119.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10255/dryad.42270
dc.description Biological invasions are recognized as a major threat to both natural and managed ecosystems. Phylogeographic and population genetic analyses can provide information about the geographical origins and patterns of introduction and explain the causes and mechanisms by which introduced species have become successful invaders. Reticulitermes flavipes is a North American subterranean termite that has been introduced into several areas, including France where introduced populations have become invasive. To identify likely source populations in the USA and to compare the genetic diversity of both native and introduced populations, an extensive molecular genetic study was undertaken using the COII region of mtDNA and 15 microsatellite loci. Our results showed that native northern US populations appeared well differentiated from those of the southern part of the US range. Phylogenetic analysis of both mitochondrial and nuclear markers showed that French populations probably originated from southeastern US populations, and more specifically from Louisiana. All of the mtDNA haplotypes shared between the United States and France were found in Louisiana. Compared to native populations in Louisiana, French populations show lower genetic diversity at both mtDNA and microsatellite markers. These findings are discussed along with the invasion routes of R. flavipes as well as the possible mechanisms by which French populations have evolved after their introduction.
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.1t4n5/1
dc.relation.isreferencedby doi:10.1111/mec.12140
dc.relation.isreferencedby PMID:23205642
dc.subject Phylogeography
dc.subject Population Genetics - Empirical
dc.subject Invasive Species
dc.subject Insects
dc.title Data from: Global genetic analysis reveals the putative native source of the invasive termite, Reticulitermes flavipes, in France
dc.type Article *
dwc.ScientificName Reticulitermes flavipes
dc.contributor.correspondingAuthor Perdereau, Elfie
prism.publicationName Molecular Ecology

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