Abstract

Elucidation of the evolutionary history of the subgenus Mus, including the House Mouse Mus musculus, is essential to understanding species diversification mechanisms in the Indomalayan region, which is a global biodiversity hotspot. In terms of interspecific relationships, the topography of India, Myanmar, and other Southeast Asian regions has been proposed to explain the speciation process and ecological niche diversification followed by range overlap after speciation. Recent research into mitochondrial DNA clocks has created the opportunity to reconstruct the detailed dynamics of M. musculus as affected by human activity. The resultant evolutionary scenarios are in good accordance with archaeological evidence observed in Asia, especially in China, Korea, and Japan.

Suzuki, Hitoshi. 2020. Evolutionary history of the subgenus Mus in Eurasia with special emphasis on the House Mouse Mus musculus. In Papers in Honour of Ken Aplin, ed. Julien Louys, Sue O’Connor, and Kristofer M. Helgen. Records of the Australian Museum 72(5): 317–323.

 
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Suzuki, 2020. Rec. Aust. Mus. 72(5): 317–323
Author
Hitoshi Suzuki
Year
2020
Title
Evolutionary history of the subgenus Mus in Eurasia with special emphasis on the House Mouse Mus musculus
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
72
Issue
5
Start Page
317
End Page
323
DOI
10.3853/j.2201-4349.72.2020.1727
Language
en
Date Published
25 November 2020
Cover Date
25 November 2020
ISSN
ISSN 0067-1975 (print); ISSN 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
EVOLUTION; MAMMALIA: RODENTIA; SPECIATION
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25 November 2020
Reference Number
1727
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