Journal article

The tip of the iceberg: Genome wide marker analysis reveals hidden hybridization during invasion

Hanna S Rosinger, Armando M Geraldes, Kristin A Nurkowski, Paul Battlay, Roger D Cousens, Loren H Rieseberg, Kathryn A Hodgins

Molecular Ecology | WILEY | Published : 2021


Biological invasions are accelerating, and invasive species can have large economic impacts as well as severe consequences for biodiversity. During invasions, species can interact, potentially resulting in hybridization. Here, we examined two Cakile species, C. edentula and C. maritima (Brassicaceae), that co-occur and may hybridize during range expansion in separate regions of the globe. Cakile edentula invaded each location first, while C. maritima established later, apparently replacing the former. We assessed the evidence for hybridization in western North America and Australia, where both species have been introduced, and identified source populations with 4561 SNPs using Genotype-by-Se..

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