Reinforcement of reproductive isolation between adjacent populations in the Park Grass Experiment

@article{Silvertown2005ReinforcementOR,
  title={Reinforcement of reproductive isolation between adjacent populations in the Park Grass Experiment},
  author={Jonathan Silvertown and Caroline D. Servaes and Pamela M. Biss and Da Macleod},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={2005},
  volume={95},
  pages={198-205}
}
It has been debated, ever since Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace disagreed about the matter, whether natural selection plays a role in reinforcing reproductive isolation during the earliest stages of speciation. Recent theory suggests that it can do so, but until now the empirical evidence has conspicuously lacked a case in which reinforcement has actually been observed to split a population. We show that this has occurred at least once in populations of the grass Anthoxanthum odoratum… Expand
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