CAN REINFORCEMENT COMPLETE SPECIATION?

@article{Bank2012CANRC,
  title={CAN REINFORCEMENT COMPLETE SPECIATION?},
  author={Claudia Bank and Joachim Hermisson and Mark Kirkpatrick},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2012},
  volume={66}
}
Hybridization is common in nature, even between “good” species. This observation poses the question of why reinforcement is not always successful in leading to the evolution of complete reproductive isolation. To study this question, we developed a new “quasi‐linkage disequilibrium” (QLD) approximation to obtain the first analytic results for the evolution of modifiers that increase mate discrimination against hybrids and heterospecifics. When such modifiers have small effects, they evolve more… Expand
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