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Hybridization and adaptive radiation.
  • O. Seehausen
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Trends in ecology & evolution
  • 1 April 2004
Whether interspecific hybridization is important as a mechanism that generates biological diversity is a matter of controversy. Whereas some authors focus on the potential of hybridization as aExpand
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Cichlid Fish Diversity Threatened by Eutrophication That Curbs Sexual Selection
Cichlid fish species of Lake Victoria can interbreed without loss of fertility but are sexually isolated by mate choice. Mate choice is determined on the basis of coloration, and strong assortativeExpand
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Genomics and the origin of species
Speciation is a fundamental evolutionary process, the knowledge of which is crucial for understanding the origins of biodiversity. Genomic approaches are an increasingly important aspect of thisExpand
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Ecological explanations for (incomplete) speciation.
Divergent natural selection has been shown to promote speciation in many taxa. However, although divergent selection often initiates the process of speciation, it often fails to complete it. SeveralExpand
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Speciation through sensory drive in cichlid fish
Theoretically, divergent selection on sensory systems can cause speciation through sensory drive. However, empirical evidence is rare and incomplete. Here we demonstrate sensory drive speciationExpand
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Age of cichlids: new dates for ancient lake fish radiations.
Timing divergence events allow us to infer the conditions under which biodiversity has evolved and gain important insights into the mechanisms driving evolution. Cichlid fishes are a model system forExpand
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EARLY BURSTS OF BODY SIZE AND SHAPE EVOLUTION ARE RARE IN COMPARATIVE DATA
George Gaylord Simpson famously postulated that much of life's diversity originated as adaptive radiations—more or less simultaneous divergences of numerous lines from a single ancestral adaptiveExpand
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African cichlid fish: a model system in adaptive radiation research
  • O. Seehausen
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
  • 22 August 2006
The African cichlid fish radiations are the most diverse extant animal radiations and provide a unique system to test predictions of speciation and adaptive radiation theory. The past few years haveExpand
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The genomic substrate for adaptive radiation in African cichlid fish
Cichlid fishes are famous for large, diverse and replicated adaptive radiations in the Great Lakes of East Africa. To understand the molecular mechanisms underlying cichlid phenotypic diversity, weExpand
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Genome‐wide RAD sequence data provide unprecedented resolution of species boundaries and relationships in the Lake Victoria cichlid adaptive radiation
Although population genomic studies using next generation sequencing (NGS) data are becoming increasingly common, studies focusing on phylogenetic inference using these data are in their infancy.Expand
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