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Hybridization and speciation
TLDR
A perspective on the context and evolutionary significance of hybridization during speciation is offered, highlighting issues of current interest and debate and suggesting that the Dobzhansky–Muller model of hybrid incompatibilities requires a broader interpretation.
The genomic landscape of species divergence in Ficedula flycatchers
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This study provides a roadmap to the emerging field of speciation genomics by showing that the genomic landscape of species differentiation is highly heterogeneous with approximately 50 ‘divergence islands’ showing up to 50-fold higher sequence divergence than the genomic background.
The genomic landscape underlying phenotypic integrity in the face of gene flow in crows
TLDR
Characterization of genomic differentiation in a classic example of hybridization between all-black carrion crows and gray-coated hooded crows identified genome-wide introgression extending far beyond the morphological hybrid zone, indicating localized genomic selection can cause marked heterogeneity in introgressive landscapes while maintaining phenotypic divergence.
Widespread evidence for incipient ecological speciation: a meta-analysis of isolation-by-ecology.
TLDR
This meta-analysis showed that ecologically induced genetic divergence is pervasive across time-scales and taxa, and largely independent of the choice of molecular marker.
Making sense of genomic islands of differentiation in light of speciation
TLDR
This Review explores methodological trends in speciation genomic studies, highlights the difficulty in separating processes related to speciation from those emerging from genome-wide properties that are not related to reproductive isolation, and provides a set of suggestions for future work in this area.
Bioinformatic processing of RAD‐seq data dramatically impacts downstream population genetic inference
TLDR
It is recommended that RAD‐seq studies employ reference‐based approaches to a closely related genome, and due to the high stochasticity associated with the pipeline advocate the use of multiple pipelines to ensure robust population genetic and demographic inferences.
Genomics and the challenging translation into conservation practice.
Convergent evolution of the genomes of marine mammals
TLDR
The results suggest that, whereas convergent molecular evolution is relatively common, adaptive molecular convergence linked to phenotypic convergence is comparatively rare.
A field guide to whole-genome sequencing, assembly and annotation
TLDR
This tutorial is targeted at scientists with a background in conservation genetics, but more generally, provides useful practical guidance for researchers engaging in whole‐genome sequencing projects.
Principles of transcriptome analysis and gene expression quantification: an RNA‐seq tutorial
  • J. Wolf
  • Biology
    Molecular ecology resources
  • 1 July 2013
TLDR
This article gives a broad overview and provides practical guidance for the many steps involved in a typical RNA‐seq work flow from sampling, to RNA extraction, library preparation and data analysis.
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