Stepping stone speciation in Hawaii’s flycatchers: molecular divergence supports new island endemics within the elepaio

@article{Vanderwerf2009SteppingSS,
  title={Stepping stone speciation in Hawaii’s flycatchers: molecular divergence supports new island endemics within the elepaio},
  author={Eric A. Vanderwerf and Lindsay C. Young and Norine W Yeung and David B Carlon},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={1283-1298}
}
The elepaio (Chasiempis sandwichensis) is a monarch flycatcher endemic to the Hawaiian Islands of Kauai, Oahu, and Hawaii. Elepaio vary in morphology among and within islands, and five subspecies are currently recognized. We investigated phylogeography of elepaio using mitochondrial (ND2) and nuclear (LDH) markers and population structure within Hawaii using ND2 and microsatellites. Phylogenetic analyses revealed elepaio on each island formed reciprocally monophyletic groups, with Kauai… 

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