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Article Dans Une Revue Biological Journal of the Linnean Society Année : 2016

Is increased chromosomal diversity in house mice from Lombardy (Italy) congruent with genic divergence?

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Recent studies in metacentric (MC) populations of the house mouse, Mus musculus domesticus, singled out underdominance more so than recombination suppression as the foremost barrier to gene flow. Here, MC populations from Lombardy (Italy) were sampled to identify the nature and strength of the barriers to gene flow. The chromosomal analysis recovered the three major MC populations (abbreviated to IBIN, IGAL, both with 2n = 24 and ICRE, 2n = 22), but revealed the existence of a new one (IONE, 2n = 24) which likely derived from IGAL through a single WART (Whole‐Arm Reciprocal Translocation). This, once again, highlights the paramount role of WARTs in the chromosomal diversification of this subspecies. Contacts between MC and standard populations coincided with rivers confirming these hybrid zones as tension zones. Divergence between populations was estimated using available allozyme data. Although the overall low genetic structure globally agreed with the chromosome structure, a large variation in divergence levels was retrieved that only partially matched the underdominance degree. This disparity from expectations highlighted the additional contribution of physical barriers and geographic isolation to the differential rate of evolution of the MC populations of the house mouse.

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hal-03054664 , version 1 (11-12-2020)

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Claudine Montgelard, Josette Catalan, Janice Britton-Davidian. Is increased chromosomal diversity in house mice from Lombardy (Italy) congruent with genic divergence?. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2016, 118 (2), pp.245-261. ⟨10.1111/bij.12739⟩. ⟨hal-03054664⟩
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