Evolution of Darwin’s finches and their beaks revealed by genome sequencing

@article{Lamichhaney2015EvolutionOD,
  title={Evolution of Darwin’s finches and their beaks revealed by genome sequencing},
  author={Sangeet Lamichhaney and Jonas Berglund and Markus S{\"a}llman Alm{\'e}n and Khurram Maqbool and Manfred G. Grabherr and Alvaro Martinez-Barrio and Marta Promerov{\'a} and Carl-Johan Rubin and Chao Wang and Neda Zamani and Barbara Rosemary Grant and Peter R. Grant and Matthew T. Webster and Leif Andersson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2015},
  volume={518},
  pages={371-375}
}
Darwin’s finches, inhabiting the Galápagos archipelago and Cocos Island, constitute an iconic model for studies of speciation and adaptive evolution. Here we report the results of whole-genome re-sequencing of 120 individuals representing all of the Darwin’s finch species and two close relatives. Phylogenetic analysis reveals important discrepancies with the phenotype-based taxonomy. We find extensive evidence for interspecific gene flow throughout the radiation. Hybridization has given rise to… 
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