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Title:

Mitochondrial DNA in bank voles Clethrionomys glareolus in Ireland: evidence for a small founder population and localized founder effects

Creator:

Ryan, A. ; Duke, E. ; Fairley, J. S.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1996

Description:

Bank voles Clethrionomys glareolus Schreber, 1780 were first discovered in Ireland in 1964. They are confined to the south-west and, judging by their rate of spread, are a recent introduction. Mitochondrial DNA was extracted from 81 bank voles from 5 localities. Only 2 haplotypes were observed, indicating that the founder populations was small. There were marked differences in the relative frequencies of haplotypes between sites. These are most readily explained by local founder effects brought about by the habitat preference of this rodent and sustained by the territoroal behaviour of females.

Subject and Keywords:

Clethrionomys glareolus ; founder effect ; mitochondrial DNA ; population ; Ireland ; Nornica ruda ; populacja ; Irlandia

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

41

Issue:

1

Start page:

45

End page:

50

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

PDF

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.96-3

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum, eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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