Phylogeography and genetics of the globally invasive snail Physa acuta Draparnaud 1805, and its potential to serve as an intermediate host to larval digenetic trematodes

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Ebbs, Erika T.; Loker, Eric S.; Brant, Sara V.;
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Journal: BMC Evolutionary Biology,volume 18 (issn: 1471-2148, eissn: 1471-2148)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC6029401, doi: 10.1186/s12862-018-1208-z
  • Subject: Research Article | Physa | Mitochondrial marker | Enemy-release | Invasion genetics | Parasite invasion | Physidae | Evolution | Parasite richness | Trematode | QH359-425

Background Physa acuta is a globally invasive freshwater snail native to North America. Prior studies have led to conflicting views of how P. acuta populations are connected and genetic diversity is partitioned globally. This study aims to characterize phylogeographic a... View more