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The role of reinforcement in speciation: Theory and data
▪ Abstract To assess the frequency and importance of reinforcement in nature we must begin by looking for its signature in the most likely places. Theoretical studies can pinpoint conditions thatExpand
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Magic traits in speciation: 'magic' but not rare?
Speciation with gene flow is greatly facilitated when traits subject to divergent selection also contribute to non-random mating. Such traits have been called 'magic traits', which could beExpand
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Species delimitation in systematics: inferring diagnostic differences between species
  • J. Wiens, M. Servedio
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 7 April 2000
Species are fundamental units in studies of systematics, biodiversity and ecology, but their delimitation has been relatively neglected methodologically. Species are typically circumscribed based onExpand
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The impact of learning on sexual selection and speciation.
Learning is widespread in nature, occurring in most animal taxa and in several different ecological contexts and, thus, might play a key role in evolutionary processes. Here, we review theExpand
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Sex Chromosome-Linked Species Recognition and Evolution of Reproductive Isolation in Flycatchers
Interbreeding between species (hybridization) typically produces unfit offspring. Reduced hybridization should therefore be favored by natural selection. However, this is difficult to accomplishExpand
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THE EVOLUTION OF PREMATING ISOLATION: LOCAL ADAPTATION AND NATURAL AND SEXUAL SELECTION AGAINST HYBRIDS
  • M. Servedio
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 May 2004
Abstract Although reinforcement is ostensibly driven by selection against hybrids, there are often other components in empirical cases and theoretical models of reinforcement that may contribute toExpand
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Frequency-Dependent Selection and the Evolution of Assortative Mating
A long-standing goal in evolutionary biology is to identify the conditions that promote the evolution of reproductive isolation and speciation. The factors promoting sympatric speciation have been ofExpand
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REINFORCEMENT AND THE GENETICS OF NONRANDOM MATING
  • M. Servedio
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 February 2000
Abstract.— The occurrence of reinforcement is compared when premating isolation is caused by the spread of a gene causing females to prefer to mate with males carrying a population‐specific trait (aExpand
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POPULATION GENETIC MODELS OF MALE AND MUTUAL MATE CHOICE
  • M. Servedio, R. Lande
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 April 2006
Abstract Examples of male mate choice are becoming increasingly common, even in polygynous species. We create a series of population genetic models to examine the evolutionary equilibria and dynamicsExpand
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FEMALE MATE-CHOICE BEHAVIOR AND SYMPATRIC SPECIATION
Abstract Many models have investigated how the process of speciation may occur in sympatry. In these models, individuals are either asexual or mate choice is determined by very simple rules. Females,Expand
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