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Colonization, mouse-style

Sofia I Gabriel1, Fríða Jóhannesdóttir2, Eleanor P Jones3 and Jeremy B Searle2*

Author Affiliations

1 CESAM - Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, Departamento de Biologia Animal, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, 1749-016 Lisbon, Portugal

2 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Corson Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2701, USA

3 Population Biology and Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 18 D, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden

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BMC Biology 2010, 8:131  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-8-131

Published: 26 October 2010


Several recent papers, including one in BMC Evolutionary Biology, examine the colonization history of house mice. As well as background for the analysis of mouse adaptation, such studies offer a perspective on the history of movements of the humans that accidentally transported the mice.

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