Breeding Structure of Populations in Relation to Speciation

@article{Wright1940BreedingSO,
  title={Breeding Structure of Populations in Relation to Speciation},
  author={Sewall Wright},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1940},
  volume={74},
  pages={232 - 248}
}
  • S. Wright
  • Published 1 May 1940
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
THE problem of speciation involves both the processes by which populations split into non-interbreedingl roups and those by which single populations change their characteristics in time, thus leading to divergence of previously isolated groups. The first step in applying genetics to the problem is undoubtedly the discovery of the actual nature of the genetic differences aniong allied subspecies, species and genera in a large number of representative cases.. Differences which tend to prevent… 

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