Université de Fribourg

Drosophila suzukii: the genetic footprint of a recent, world-wide invasion

Adrion, Jeffrey R. ; Kousathanas, Athanasios ; Pascual, Marta ; Burrack, Hannah J. ; Haddad, Nick M. ; Bergland, Alan O. ; Machado, Heather ; Sackton, Timothy B. ; Schlenke, Todd A. ; Watada, Masayoshi ; Wegmann, Daniel ; Singh, Nadia D.

In: Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2014, p. msu246

Native to Asia, the soft-skinned fruit pest Drosophila suzukii has recently invaded the United States and Europe. The eastern United States represents the most recent expansion of their range, and presents an opportunity to test alternative models of colonization history. Here we investigate the genetic population structure of this invasive fruit fly, with a focus on the eastern United States. We...