Reinforcement as an initiator of population divergence and speciation

@article{Pfennig2016ReinforcementAA,
  title={Reinforcement as an initiator of population divergence and speciation},
  author={Karin S. Pfennig},
  journal={Current Zoology},
  year={2016},
  volume={62},
  pages={145 - 154}
}
  • K. Pfennig
  • Published 24 March 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Zoology
Abstract When hybridization results in reduced fitness, natural selection is expected to favor the evolution of traits that minimize the likelihood of hybridizing in the first place. This process, termed reinforcement (or, more generally, reproductive character displacement), thereby contributes to the evolution of enhanced reproductive isolation between hybridizing groups. By enhancing reproductive isolation in this way, reinforcement plays an important role in the final stages of speciation… Expand
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