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Identification and dynamics of a cryptic suture zone in tropical rainforest

Hoskin, Conrad; MacKenzie, Jacob B.; Phillips, B.L.; Tonione, M.; Silva, N.; VanDerWal, Jeremy; Williams, Stephen E.; Graham, C.H.; Moritz, Craig


Suture zones, shared regions of secondary contact between long-isolated lineages, are natural laboratories for studying divergence and speciation. For tropical rainforest, the existence of suture zones and their significance for speciation has been controversial. Using comparative phylogeographic evidence, we locate a morphologically cryptic suture zone in the Australian Wet Tropics rainforest. Fourteen out of 18 contacts involve morphologically cryptic phylogeographic lineages, with mtDNA...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1622


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