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Cryptic speciation in the southern African vlei rat Otomys irroratus complex: evidence derived from mitochondrial cyt b and niche modelling
(The Linnean Society of London, 2011)
The vlei rat Otomys irroratus has a wide distribution in southern Africa with several datasets indicating the presence of two putative species (O. irroratus and O. auratus). In the present study we use mitochrondrial cyt ...
Chromosomal Polymorphisms in African vlei rats, Otomys irroratus (Muridae: Otomyini), detected by banding techniques and chromosome painting: Inversions, centromeric shifts and diploid number variation
Pericentric inversions are important for evolutionary biology because of their potential role in speciation. They may result in reproductive isolation due to illegitimate pairing of homologues at meiosis which leads to ...
Colonization of Ireland: revisiting ‘the pygmy shrew syndrome’ using mitochondrial, Y chromosomal and microsatellite markers
There is great uncertainty about how Ireland attained its current fauna and flora. Long-distance human-mediated colonization from southwestern Europe has been seen as a possible way that Ireland obtained many of its ...