Genome-culture coevolution promotes rapid divergence of killer whale ecotypes

@inproceedings{Foote2016GenomecultureCP,
  title={Genome-culture coevolution promotes rapid divergence of killer whale ecotypes},
  author={Andrew D. Foote and Nagarjun Vijay and Mar{\'i}a C. {\'A}vila-Arcos and Robin W. Baird and John W. Durban and Matteo Fumagalli and Richard A. Gibbs and Michelle B Hanson and Thorfinn Sand Korneliussen and Michael D Martin and Kelly M. Robertson and Vitor C. Sousa and Filipe G. Vieira and Tom{\'a}{\vs} Vinař and Paul R. Wade and K. C. Worley and Laurent Excoffier and Phillip A. Morin and M. Thomas P. Gilbert and Jochen B W Wolf},
  booktitle={Nature communications},
  year={2016}
}
Analysing population genomic data from killer whale ecotypes, which we estimate have globally radiated within less than 250,000 years, we show that genetic structuring including the segregation of potentially functional alleles is associated with socially inherited ecological niche. Reconstruction of ancestral demographic history revealed bottlenecks during founder events, likely promoting ecological divergence and genetic drift resulting in a wide range of genome-wide differentiation between… CONTINUE READING

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