Divergent population structure and climate associations of a chromosomal inversion polymorphism across the Mimulus guttatus species complex.

@article{Oneal2014DivergentPS,
  title={Divergent population structure and climate associations of a chromosomal inversion polymorphism across the Mimulus guttatus species complex.},
  author={Elen Oneal and David B Lowry and Kevin M. Wright and Zhirui Zhu and John H. Willis},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 11},
  pages={2844-60}
}
Chromosomal rearrangement polymorphisms are common and increasingly found to be associated with adaptive ecological divergence and speciation. Rearrangements, such as inversions, reduce recombination in heterozygous individuals and thus can protect favourable allelic combinations at linked loci, facilitating their spread in the presence of gene flow. Recently, we identified a chromosomal inversion polymorphism that contributes to ecological adaptation and reproductive isolation between annual… CONTINUE READING