Genes versus phenotypes in the study of speciation

  title={Genes versus phenotypes in the study of speciation},
  author={Kerry L Shaw and Sean P. Mullen},
Despite persistent debate on the nature of species, the widespread adoption of Mayr’s biological species concept has led to a heavy emphasis on the importance of reproductive isolation to the speciation process. Equating the origin of species with the evolution of reproductive isolation has become common practice in the study of speciation, coincident with an increasing focus on elucidating the specific genetic changes (i.e.—speciation genes) underlying intrinsic reproductive barriers between… CONTINUE READING

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