A novel locus on chromosome 1 underlies the evolution of a melanic plumage polymorphism in a wild songbird

Abstract

Understanding the mechanisms responsible for phenotypic diversification within and among species ultimately rests with linking naturally occurring mutations to functionally and ecologically significant traits. Colour polymorphisms are of great interest in this context because discrete colour patterns within a population are often controlled by just a few… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160805

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