Reinventing the wheel? Reassessing the roles of gene flow, sorting and convergence in repeated evolution

  title={Reinventing the wheel? Reassessing the roles of gene flow, sorting and convergence in repeated evolution},
  author={Jonathan M. Waters and Graham A. McCulloch},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  pages={4162 - 4172}
Biologists have long been intrigued by apparently predictable and repetitive evolutionary trajectories inferred across a variety of lineages and systems. In recent years, high‐throughput sequencing analyses have started to transform our understanding of such repetitive shifts. While researchers have traditionally categorized such shifts as either “convergent” or “parallel,” based on relatedness of the lineages involved, emerging genomic insights provide an opportunity to better describe the… 
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