Detecting molecular basis of phenotypic convergence

  title={Detecting molecular basis of phenotypic convergence},
  author={Olivier Chabrol and Manuela Royer-Carenzi and Pierre Pontarotti and Gilles Didier},
Convergence is the process by which several species independently evolve similar traits. This evolutionary process is not only strongly related to fundamental questions such as the predictability of evolution and the role of adaptation, its study also may provide new insights about genes involved in the convergent character. We focus on this latter question and aim to detect molecular basis of a given phenotypic convergence. After pointing out a number of concerns about detection methods based… CONTINUE READING


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