Ecological and genetic factors influencing the transition between host‐use strategies in sympatric Heliconius butterflies

@article{Merrill2013EcologicalAG,
  title={Ecological and genetic factors influencing the transition between host‐use strategies in sympatric Heliconius butterflies},
  author={Richard M. Merrill and Russell E. Naisbit and James Mallet and C. Jiggins},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={26}
}
Shifts in host‐plant use by phytophagous insects have played a central role in their diversification. Evolving host‐use strategies will reflect a trade‐off between selection pressures. The ecological niche of herbivorous insects is partitioned along several dimensions, and if populations remain in contact, recombination will break down associations between relevant loci. As such, genetic architecture can profoundly affect the coordinated divergence of traits and subsequently the ability to… 
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