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Genome sequencing reveals fine scale diversification and reticulation history during speciation in Sus

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  • Laurent Af Frantz
  • Joshua G Schraiber
  • Ole Madsen
  • Hendrik-Jan Megens
  • Mirte Bosse
  • Yogesh Paudel
  • Gono Semiadi
  • Erik Meijaard
  • Ning Li
  • Richard Pma Crooijmans
  • Alan L Archibald
  • Montgomery Slatkin
  • Lawrence B Schook
  • Greger Larson
  • Martien Am Groenen

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http://genomebiology.com/2013/14/9/R107/abstract
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R107
JournalGenome Biology
Volume14
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2013

Abstract

Elucidating the process of speciation requires an in-depth understanding of the evolutionary history of the species in question. Studies that rely upon a limited number of genetic loci do not always reveal actual evolutionary history, and often confuse inferences related to phylogeny and speciation. Whole-genome data, however, can overcome this issue by providing a nearly unbiased window into the patterns and processes of speciation. In order to reveal the complexity of the speciation process, we sequenced and analyzed the genomes of 10 wild pigs, representing morphologically or geographically well-defined species and subspecies of the genus Sus from insular and mainland Southeast Asia, and one African common warthog.

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