Long-term isolation and stability explain high genetic diversity in the Eastern Himalaya.

@article{Qu2014LongtermIA,
  title={Long-term isolation and stability explain high genetic diversity in the Eastern Himalaya.},
  author={Yanhua Qu and Per G. P. Ericson and Qing Quan and Gang Song and Ruiying Zhang and Bin Gao and Fumin Lei},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={705-20}
}
China's Southwest Mountainous Region in Eastern Himalaya is a ‘biodiversity hotspot’ of global interest for conservation. Yet little is known about what has driven this unique diversity. The dramatic topography of the Southwest Mountainous Region resulting from the tectonic uplift during the late Pliocene leads to dramatic ecological stratification, which creates physical barriers to migration and isolates organisms into different subregions and mountain systems. This agrees with the… CONTINUE READING
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