Mus musculus domesticus filtered autosomal variants from eastern United States, Germany, and France
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Agwamba, Kennedy (2022). Mus musculus domesticus filtered autosomal variants from eastern United States, Germany, and France [Dataset]. Dryad. https://doi.org/10.6078/D1CX2R
The Western European house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) is a widespread human commensal that has recently been introduced to North America. Its introduction to the Americas is thought to have resulted from the transatlantic movements of Europeans that began in the early 16th century. To examine the details of this colonization history, we examine population structure, explore relevant demographic models, and infer the timing of divergence among house mouse populations in the eastern United States using published exome sequences from five North American populations and two European populations. Our findings support a recent introduction of Western European house mice to eastern North America, highlighting the effects of human migration and colonization on the spread of an invasive human commensal.
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