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Of mice and (Viking?) men: Phylogeography of British and Irish house mice

Of mice and (Viking?) men: Phylogeography of British and Irish house mice

dc.contributor.authorSearle, J.B.
dc.contributor.authorJones, C.S.
dc.contributor.authorGunduz, I.
dc.contributor.authorScascitelli, M.
dc.contributor.authorJones, E.P.
dc.contributor.authorHerman, J.S.
dc.contributor.authorRambau, R.V.
dc.contributor.authorNoble, L.R.
dc.contributor.authorBerry, R.J.
dc.contributor.authorGimenez, M.D.
dc.contributor.authorJohannesdottir, F.
dc.contributor.authorSearle, J.B.
dc.contributor.authorJones, C.S.
dc.contributor.authorGunduz, I.
dc.contributor.authorScascitelli, M.
dc.contributor.authorJones, E.P.
dc.contributor.authorHerman, J.S.
dc.contributor.authorRambau, R.V.
dc.contributor.authorNoble, L.R.
dc.contributor.authorBerry, R.J.
dc.contributor.authorGimenez, M.D.
dc.contributor.authorJohannesdottir, F.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-15T16:00:23Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-15T16:00:23Z
dc.date.available2011-05-15T16:00:23Z
dc.date.available2011-05-15T16:00:23Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
dc.identifier.citation276
dc.identifier.citation1655
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
dc.identifier.citation276
dc.identifier.citation1655
dc.identifier.issn9628452
dc.identifier.issn9628452
dc.identifier.other10.1098/rspb.2008.0958
dc.identifier.other10.1098/rspb.2008.0958
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/11676
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/11676
dc.descriptionThe west European subspecies of house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) has gained much of its current widespread distribution through commensalism with humans. This means that the phylogeography of M. m. domesticus should reflect patterns of human movements. We studied restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and DNA sequence variations in mouse mitochondrial (mt) DNA throughout the British Isles (328 mice from 105 localities, including previously published data). There is a major mtDNA lineage revealed by both RFLP and sequence analyses, which is restricted to the northern and western peripheries of the British Isles, and also occurs in Norway. This distribution of the 'Orkney' lineage fits well with the sphere of influence of the Norwegian Vikings and was probably generated through inadvertent transport by them. To form viable populations, house mice would have required large human settlements such as the Norwegian Vikings founded. The other parts of the British Isles (essentially most of mainland Britain) are characterized by house mice with different mtDNA sequences, some of which are also found in Germany, and which probably reflect both Iron Age movements of people and mice and earlier development of large human settlements. MtDNA studies on house mice have the potential to reveal novel aspects of human history. © 2008 The Royal Society.
dc.description.abstractThe west European subspecies of house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) has gained much of its current widespread distribution through commensalism with humans. This means that the phylogeography of M. m. domesticus should reflect patterns of human movements. We studied restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and DNA sequence variations in mouse mitochondrial (mt) DNA throughout the British Isles (328 mice from 105 localities, including previously published data). There is a major mtDNA lineage revealed by both RFLP and sequence analyses, which is restricted to the northern and western peripheries of the British Isles, and also occurs in Norway. This distribution of the 'Orkney' lineage fits well with the sphere of influence of the Norwegian Vikings and was probably generated through inadvertent transport by them. To form viable populations, house mice would have required large human settlements such as the Norwegian Vikings founded. The other parts of the British Isles (essentially most of mainland Britain) are characterized by house mice with different mtDNA sequences, some of which are also found in Germany, and which probably reflect both Iron Age movements of people and mice and earlier development of large human settlements. MtDNA studies on house mice have the potential to reveal novel aspects of human history. © 2008 The Royal Society.
dc.description.abstractThe west European subspecies of house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) has gained much of its current widespread distribution through commensalism with humans. This means that the phylogeography of M. m. domesticus should reflect patterns of human movements. We studied restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and DNA sequence variations in mouse mitochondrial (mt) DNA throughout the British Isles (328 mice from 105 localities, including previously published data). There is a major mtDNA lineage revealed by both RFLP and sequence analyses, which is restricted to the northern and western peripheries of the British Isles, and also occurs in Norway. This distribution of the 'Orkney' lineage fits well with the sphere of influence of the Norwegian Vikings and was probably generated through inadvertent transport by them. To form viable populations, house mice would have required large human settlements such as the Norwegian Vikings founded. The other parts of the British Isles (essentially most of mainland Britain) are characterized by house mice with different mtDNA sequences, some of which are also found in Germany, and which probably reflect both Iron Age movements of people and mice and earlier development of large human settlements. MtDNA studies on house mice have the potential to reveal novel aspects of human history. © 2008 The Royal Society.
dc.subjectmitochondrial DNA; colonization; mitochondrial DNA; movement; phylogeography; polymorphism; rodent; settlement history; spatial distribution; animal experiment; article; commensalism; DNA sequence; genetic variability; mouse; movement (physiology); nonhuman; nucleotide sequence; phylogeography; priority journal; restriction fragment length polymorphism; Animals; DNA, Mitochondrial; Geography; Great Britain; Humans; Ireland; Mice; Phylogeny; Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length; Sequence Analysis, DNA; Central Europe; Eurasia; Europe; Germany; Northern Europe; Norway; Scandinavia; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Mus; Mus musculus; Mus musculus domesticus
dc.subjectmitochondrial DNA
dc.subjectcolonization
dc.subjectmitochondrial DNA
dc.subjectmovement
dc.subjectphylogeography
dc.subjectpolymorphism
dc.subjectrodent
dc.subjectsettlement history
dc.subjectspatial distribution
dc.subjectanimal experiment
dc.subjectarticle
dc.subjectcommensalism
dc.subjectDNA sequence
dc.subjectgenetic variability
dc.subjectmouse
dc.subjectmovement (physiology)
dc.subjectnonhuman
dc.subjectnucleotide sequence
dc.subjectphylogeography
dc.subjectpriority journal
dc.subjectrestriction fragment length polymorphism
dc.subjectAnimals
dc.subjectDNA, Mitochondrial
dc.subjectGeography
dc.subjectGreat Britain
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectIreland
dc.subjectMice
dc.subjectPhylogeny
dc.subjectPolymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length
dc.subjectSequence Analysis, DNA
dc.subjectCentral Europe
dc.subjectEurasia
dc.subjectEurope
dc.subjectGermany
dc.subjectNorthern Europe
dc.subjectNorway
dc.subjectScandinavia
dc.subjectUnited Kingdom
dc.subjectWestern Europe
dc.subjectMus
dc.subjectMus musculus
dc.subjectMus musculus domesticus
dc.titleOf mice and (Viking?) men: Phylogeography of British and Irish house mice
dc.titleOf mice and (Viking?) men: Phylogeography of British and Irish house mice
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