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Cryptic genetic diversity in Rattus of the San Francisco Bay region, California

Conroy, Chris J.; Rowe, Kevin C.; Rowe, Karen M.C.; Kamath, Pauline L.; Aplin, Ken P.; Hui, Lucia; James, David K.; Moritz, Craig; Patton, James L.

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Invasive species can have complex invasion histories, harbor cryptic levels of diversity, and pose taxonomic problems for pest management authorities. Roof rats, Rattus rattus sensu lato, are common invasive pests of the San Francisco Bay Area in California, USA. They are a significant health risk and pest management efforts impose a large financial investment from public institutions and private individuals. Recent molecular genetic and taxonomic studies of black rats in their native range in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/65596
Source: Biological Invasions
DOI: 10.1007/s10530-012-0323-9

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