Voyage of discovery? A comment on Koch et al. "A voyage to Terra Australis: human-mediated dispersal of cats"

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2016-12-07
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Andrew, Rose L.
Smith, Deane
Gorrell, Jamieson C.
Janes, Jasmine K.
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This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).
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The origins of feral cats in Australia may be understood with the help of molecular studies, but it is important that hypotheses be tested with appropriate sampling and methodology. We point out several shortcomings in the analysis by Koch et al. (BMC Evol Biol 15:262, 2015; A voyage to Terra Australis: human-mediated dispersal of cats. Dryad Digital Repository, 2015), present a reanalysis of part of the study and discuss the challenges of elucidating the early history of feral cats.
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