Adaptive divergence despite strong genetic drift: genomic analysis of the evolutionary mechanisms causing genetic differentiation in the island fox (Urocyon littoralis)

@article{Funk2016AdaptiveDD,
  title={Adaptive divergence despite strong genetic drift: genomic analysis of the evolutionary mechanisms causing genetic differentiation in the island fox (Urocyon littoralis)},
  author={W. Chris Funk and Robert Edward Lovich and Paul A Hohenlohe and Courtney A. Hofman and Scott A. Morrison and T. Scott Sillett and Cameron K. Ghalambor and Jes{\'u}s E. Maldonado and Torben C. Rick and Mitch D Day and Nicholas R. Polato and Sarah W. Fitzpatrick and Timothy J. Coonan and Kevin R. Crooks and Adam Dillon and David K. Garcelon and Julie L. King and Christina L. Boser and Nicholas P. Gould and William F. Andelt},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2016},
  volume={25}
}
The evolutionary mechanisms generating the tremendous biodiversity of islands have long fascinated evolutionary biologists. Genetic drift and divergent selection are predicted to be strong on islands and both could drive population divergence and speciation. Alternatively, strong genetic drift may preclude adaptation. We conducted a genomic analysis to test the roles of genetic drift and divergent selection in causing genetic differentiation among populations of the island fox (Urocyon… Expand
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