4 Works

Data from: Genetic variation and population structure in the endangered Hermann’s tortoise: the roles of geography and human-mediated processes

Melanie Perez, Barbara Livoreil, Sara Mantovani, Marie-Catherine Boisselier, Barbara Crestanello, Jawad Abdelkrim, Céline Bonillo, Vassilis Goutner, Josie Lambourdière, Massimo Pierpaoli, Bogoljub Sterijovski, Ljiljana Tomovic, Sibelle Vilaca, Stefano Mazzotti & Giorgio Bertorelle
The Hermanni’s tortoise (Testudo hermanni) is an endangered land tortoise distributed in disjoint populations across Mediterranean Europe. We investigated its genetic variation by typing one mitochondrial locus and nine nuclear microsatellites in approximately 300 individuals from 22 localities. Our goal was to understand the relative impact of natural and human-mediated processes in shaping the genetic structure, and to identify the genetic priorities for the conservation of this species. We found that i) all geographic areas...

Data from: Phylogenetic analysis of 47 chloroplast genomes clarifies the contribution of wild species to the domesticated apple maternal line

Svetlana V. Nikiforova, Duccio Cavalieri, Riccardo Velasco & Vadim Goremykin
Both the origin of domesticated apple and the overall phylogeny of the genus Malus are still not completely resolved. Having this as a target, we built a 134,553 position long alignment including two previously published cpDNAs and 45 de novo sequenced, fully co-linear chloroplast genomes from cultivated apple varieties and wild apple species. The data produced are free from compositional heterogeneity and from substitutional saturation, which can adversely affect phylogeny reconstruction. Phylogenetic analyses based on...

Data from: Massive invasion of exotic Barbus barbus and introgressive hybridisation with endemic B. plebejus in Northern Italy: where, how and why?

Andreas Meraner, Andrea Venturi, Gentile F. Ficetola, Simone Rossi, Alessandro Candiotto & Andrea Gandolfi
Biological invasions and introgressive hybridisation are major drivers for the decline of native freshwater fish. However, the magnitude of the problem across a native species range, the mechanisms shaping introgression as well as invader’s dispersal and the relative role of biological invasions in the light of multiple environmental stressors are rarely described. Here, we report extensive (N=665) mtDNA sequence and (N=692) microsatellite genotypic data of 32 Northern Adriatic sites aimed to unravel the invasion of...

Data from: Defining conservation units in a stocking-induced genetic melting pot: unravelling native and multiple exotic genetic imprints of recent and historical secondary contact in Adriatic grayling

Andreas Meraner, Luca Cornetti & Andrea Gandolfi
The definition of conservation units is crucial for the sustainable management of endangered species, though particularly challenging when recent and past anthropogenic and natural gene flow might have played a role. The conservation of the European grayling, Thymallus thymallus, is particularly complex in its southern distribution area, where the Adriatic evolutionary lineage is endangered by a long history of anthropogenic disturbance, intensive stocking and potentially widespread genetic introgression. We provide mtDNA sequence and microsatellite data...

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  • Fondazione Edmund Mach
  • University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Sorbonne University
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • University of Ferrara