Adaptation by introgression.

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MOCA Reference, APE
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Arnold, Michael L; Martin, Noland H
Year of Publication: 2009
Journal: J Biol
Volume: 8
Issue: 9
Pagination: 82
Date Published: 2009
Publication Language: eng
ISSN: 1475-4924
Keywords: Animals, Biological Evolution, Crosses, Genetic, Gene Frequency, Hybridization, Genetic, Species Specificity

Both selective and random processes can affect the outcome of natural hybridization. A recent analysis in BMC Evolutionary Biology of natural hybridization between an introduced and a native salamander reveals the mosaic nature of introgression, which is probably caused by a combination of selection and demography.

DOI: 10.1186/jbiol176
Alternate Journal: J. Biol.
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