Ecological rather than geographical isolation dominates Quaternary formation of Mediterranean Cistus species

@article{FernndezMazuecos2010EcologicalRT,
  title={Ecological rather than geographical isolation dominates Quaternary formation of Mediterranean Cistus species},
  author={Mario Fern{\'a}ndez‐Mazuecos and Pablo Vargas},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={19}
}
The lack of a comparative approach makes it impossible to determine the main factors influencing colonization and evolution in plants. Here we conducted the first comparative study of a characteristic Mediterranean lineage (white‐flowered Cistus) taking advantage of its well‐known phylogenetic relationships. A two‐scale approach was applied to address the hypothesis of higher levels of isolation in mountain than in lowland species. First, a time‐calibrated phylogeny using plastid sequences of… 
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