Dualism and conflicts in understanding speciation.

@article{Schilthuizen2000DualismAC,
  title={Dualism and conflicts in understanding speciation.},
  author={Menno Schilthuizen},
  journal={BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={
          1134-41
        }
}
Speciation is a central but elusive issue in evolutionary biology. Over the past sixty years, the subject has been studied within a framework conceived by Ernst Mayr and Theodosius Dobzhansky and subsequently developed further by numerous other workers. In this "isolation" theory, the evolution of reproductive isolation is a key element of speciation; natural selection is given only secondary importance while gene flow is considered prohibitive to the process. In this paper, I argue that… CONTINUE READING

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