Incomplete reproductive isolation in the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis and M. trossulus) hybrid zone in the Northwest Atlantic: role of gamete interactions and larval viability.

@article{Miranda2010IncompleteRI,
  title={Incomplete reproductive isolation in the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis and M. trossulus) hybrid zone in the Northwest Atlantic: role of gamete interactions and larval viability.},
  author={Marcelo B B Miranda and David J. Innes and Raymond J. Thompson},
  journal={The Biological bulletin},
  year={2010},
  volume={218 3},
  pages={266-81}
}
Reproductive isolation in free-spawning organisms may involve only small changes in the gamete surface molecules that control fertilization, linking gamete incompatibility and speciation. Most studies have focused on species in which natural hybrids are absent and reproductive isolation is complete, but how gamete incompatibility evolves remains unclear. Reproductive isolation is incomplete between two sympatric mussel species (Mytilus edulis, M. trossulus) that hybridize in nature. In this… CONTINUE READING