A hot topic: the genetics of adaptation to geothermal vents in Mimulus guttatus

  title={A hot topic: the genetics of adaptation to geothermal vents in Mimulus guttatus},
  author={Kathleen G. Ferris},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
Identifying the individual loci and mutations that underlie adaptation to extreme environments has long been a goal of evolutionary biology. However, finding the genes that underlie adaptive traits is difficult for several reasons. First, because many traits and genes evolve simultaneously as populations diverge, it is difficult to disentangle adaptation from neutral demographic processes. Second, finding the individual loci involved in any trait is challenging given the respective limitations… Expand
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