Evolution in closely adjacent plant populations X: long-term persistence of prereproductive isolation at a mine boundary

@article{Antonovics2006EvolutionIC,
  title={Evolution in closely adjacent plant populations X: long-term persistence of prereproductive isolation at a mine boundary},
  author={Janis Antonovics},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={2006},
  volume={97},
  pages={33-37}
}
Flowering time differences between metal-tolerant and nontolerant populations of the grass Anthoxanthum odoratum growing across a mine boundary have persisted for over 40 years. These flowering time differences result in a high degree of prezygotic genetic isolation (isolation index=0.43) between the tolerant mine populations and nontolerant pasture populations. Previous work showing genetic determination of flowering time and a high turnover of individual plants argues strongly for the… 
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