Genomic divergence in a ring species complex

  title={Genomic divergence in a ring species complex},
  author={M. Alcaide and E. S. Scordato and T. Price and D. Irwin},
  • M. Alcaide, E. S. Scordato, +1 author D. Irwin
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Ring species provide particularly clear demonstrations of how one species can gradually evolve into two, but are rare in nature. In the greenish warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides) species complex, a ring of populations wraps around Tibet. Two reproductively isolated forms co-exist in central Siberia, with a gradient of genetic and phenotypic characteristics through the southern chain of populations connecting them. Previous genetic evidence has proven inconclusive, however, regarding whether… CONTINUE READING
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