The effects of selection, drift and genetic variation on life-history trait divergence among insular populations of natterjack toad, Bufo calamita.

@article{Rogell2010TheEO,
  title={The effects of selection, drift and genetic variation on life-history trait divergence among insular populations of natterjack toad, Bufo calamita.},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Rogell and Martin Eklund and Hanna Th{\"o}rngren and Anssi Laurila and Jacob H{\"o}glund},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 11},
  pages={2229-40}
}
Although loss of genetic variation is frequently assumed to be associated with loss of adaptive potential, only few studies have examined adaptation in populations with little genetic variation. On the Swedish west coast, the northern fringe populations of the natterjack toad Bufo calamita inhabit an atypical habitat consisting of offshore rock islands. There are strong among-population differences in the amount of neutral genetic variation, making this system suitable for studies on mechanisms… CONTINUE READING