Genomics and the origin of species

Ole Seehausen*, Roger K. Butlin, Irene Keller, Catherine E. Wagner, Janette W. Boughman, Paul A. Hohenlohe, Catherine L. Peichel, Glenn Peter Saetre, Claudia Bank, Åke Brännström, Alan Brelsford, Chris S. Clarkson, Fabrice Eroukhmanoff, Jeffrey L. Feder, Martin C. Fischer, Andrew D. Foote, Andrew D. Foote, Paolo Franchini, Chris D. Jiggins, Felicity C. JonesAnna K. Lindholm, Kay Lucek, Martine E. Maan, David A. Marques, David A. Marques, Simon H. Martin, Blake Matthews, Joana I. Meier, Joana I. Meier, Markus Möst, Markus Möst, Michael W. Nachman, Etsuko Nonaka, Diana J. Rennison, Julia Schwarzer, Julia Schwarzer, Julia Schwarzer, Eric T. Watson, Anja M. Westram, Alex Widmer

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Speciation is a fundamental evolutionary process, the knowledge of which is crucial for understanding the origins of biodiversity. Genomic approaches are an increasingly important aspect of this research field. We review current understanding of genome-wide effects of accumulating reproductive isolation and of genomic properties that influence the process of speciation. Building on this work, we identify emergent trends and gaps in our understanding, propose new approaches to more fully integrate genomics into speciation research, translate speciation theory into hypotheses that are testable using genomic tools and provide an integrative definition of the field of speciation genomics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-192
Number of pages17
JournalNature Reviews Genetics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


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