Data from: Inferring the origin of populations introduced from a genetically structured native range by approximate Bayesian computation: case study of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridisEric Lombaert, Thomas Guillemaud, Cathleen E. Thomas, Lori J. Lawson Handley, Jiahui Li, Su Wang, Hong Pang, Irina Goryacheva, Ilya A. Zakharov, Emmanuelle Jousselin, Remy L. Poland, Alain Migeon, Joop Van Lenteren, Patrick De Clercq, Nick Berkvens, Walker Jones & Arnaud Estoup
Correct identification of the source population of an invasive species is a prerequisite for testing hypotheses concerning the factors responsible for biological invasions. The native area of invasive species may be large, poorly known and/or genetically structured. Because the actual source population may not have been sampled, studies based on molecular markers may generate incorrect conclusions about the origin of introduced populations. In this study, we characterized the genetic structure of the invasive ladybird Harmonia...
Data from: Measuring population differentiation using GST or D? A simulation study with microsatellite DNA markers under a finite island model and nonequilibrium conditionsLiang Leng & De-Xing Zhang
Genetic differentiation of populations is a key question in population genetic investigations. Wright’s FST (and its relatives such as GST) has been a standard measure of differentiation. However, the deficiencies of these indexes and their significance have been increasing realized in recent years, leading to some new measures being proposed, such as Jost’s (2008) D. This has also stimulated some considerable debate which, in certain sense, makes empirical biologists even more confused, for example, on...
Data from: Genetic structuring and recent demographic history of red pandas (Ailurus fulgens) inferred from microsatellite and mitochondrial DNAYibo Hu, Yu Guo, Dunwu Qi, Xiangjiang Zhan, Hua Wu, Michael W Bruford & Fuwen Wei
Clarification of the genetic structure and population history of a species can shed light on impacts of landscapes, historical climate change and contemporary human activities, and thus enables evidence-based conservation decisions for endangered organisms. The red panda (Ailurus fulgens) is an endangered species distributing at the edge of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and is currently subject to habitat loss, fragmentation and population decline, thus representing a good model to test the influences of the above factors...
Data from: Wolbachia infection and dramatic intraspecific mitochondrial DNA divergence in a fig waspJin-Hua Xiao, Ning-Xin Wang, Robert W. Murphy, James M. Cook, Ling-Yi Jia & Da-Wei Huang
Mitochondria and Wolbachia are maternally inherited genomes that exhibit strong linkage disequilibrium in many organisms. We surveyed Wolbachia infections in 187 specimens of the fig wasp species, Ceratosolen solmsi, and found an infection prevalence of 89.3%. DNA Sequencing of 20 individuals each from Wolbachia-infected and uninfected sub-populations revealed extreme mtDNA divergence (up to 9.2% and 15.3% in CO1 and cytochrome b, respectively) between infected and uninfected wasps. Further, mtDNA diversity was significantly reduced within the...
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Chinese Academy of Sciences1
University of Hull1
Wageningen University & Research1
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Vavilov Institute of General Genetics1