Analysis of intestinal microbiota in hybrid house mice reveals evolutionary divergence in a vertebrate hologenome

@inproceedings{Wang2015AnalysisOI,
  title={Analysis of intestinal microbiota in hybrid house mice reveals evolutionary divergence in a vertebrate hologenome},
  author={Jun Wang and Shirin Kalyan and Natalie Steck and Leslie M Turner and Bettina Harr and Sven Kuenzel and Marie Vallier and Robert H{\"a}sler and Andre Franke and Hans-Heinrich Oberg and Saleh Mohamed Ibrahim and Guntram Grassl and Dieter Kabelitz and John F. Baines},
  booktitle={Nature communications},
  year={2015}
}
Recent evidence suggests that natural selection operating on hosts to maintain their microbiome contributes to the emergence of new species, that is, the 'hologenomic basis of speciation'. Here we analyse the gut microbiota of two house mice subspecies, Mus musculus musculus and M. m. domesticus, across their Central European hybrid zone, in addition to hybrids generated in the lab. Hybrid mice display widespread transgressive phenotypes (that is, exceed or fall short of parental values) in a… CONTINUE READING
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