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Molecular adaptation during a rapid adaptive radiation

Kapralov, Maxim; Votintseva, Antonina A.; Filatov, D.A.

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Explosive adaptive radiations on islands remain one of the most puzzling evolutionary phenomena and the evolutionary genetic processes behind such radiations remain unclear. Rapid morphological and ecological evolution during island radiations suggests that many genes may be under fairly strong selection, although this remains untested. Here, we report that during a rapid recent diversification in the Hawaiian endemic plant genus Schiedea (Caryophyllaceae), 5 in 36 studied genes evolved under...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64868
Source: Molecular Biology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/mst013

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