Multiple hybridization events between Drosophila simulans and Drosophila mauritiana are supported by mtDNA introgression

@inproceedings{Nunes2010MultipleHE,
  title={Multiple hybridization events between Drosophila simulans and Drosophila mauritiana are supported by mtDNA introgression},
  author={Maria D. S. Nunes and Pablo Orozco-ter Wengel and Michaela Kreissl and Christian Schl{\"o}tterer},
  booktitle={Molecular ecology},
  year={2010}
}
The study of speciation has advanced considerably in the last decades because of the increased application of molecular tools. In particular, the quantification of gene flow between recently diverged species could be addressed. Drosophila simulans and Drosophila mauritiana diverged, probably allopatrically, from a common ancestor approximately 250,000 years ago. However, these species share one mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplotype indicative of a recent episode of introgression. To study the… CONTINUE READING