Multiple uprising invasions of Pelophylax water frogs, potentially inducing a new hybridogenetic complex.

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Title
Multiple uprising invasions of Pelophylax water frogs, potentially inducing a new hybridogenetic complex.
Journal
Scientific reports
Author(s)
Dufresnes C., Denoël M., di Santo L., Dubey S.
ISSN
2045-2322 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
2045-2322
Publication state
Published
Issued date
26/07/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
7
Number
1
Pages
6506
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
The genetic era has revolutionized our perception of biological invasions. Yet, it is usually too late to understand their genesis for efficient management. Here, we take the rare opportunity to reconstruct the scenario of an uprising invasion of the famous water frogs (Pelophylax) in southern France, through a fine-scale genetic survey. We identified three different taxa over less than 200 km <sup>2</sup> : the autochthonous P. perezi, along with the alien P. ridibundus and P. kurtmuelleri, which have suddenly become invasive. As a consequence, the latter hybridizes and may now form a novel hybridogenetic complex with P. perezi, which could actively promote its replacement. This exceptional situation makes a textbook application of genetics to early-detect, monitor and understand the onset of biological invasions before they pose a continental-wide threat. It further emphasizes the alarming rate of amphibian translocations, both at global and local scales, as well as the outstanding invasive potential of Pelophylax aliens.
Keywords
Animals, Chimera, France, Introduced Species, Ranidae/classification, Ranidae/genetics, Ranidae/growth & development
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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