Special Issue "Evolutionary Genetics of Reproductive Isolation"

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Population and Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Professor Roger K. Butlin

Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Room B83, Alfred Denny Building, Sheffield, UK
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Guest Editor
Dr. Isobel Eyres

Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
Guest Editor
Dr. Anja Westram

Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Special Issue Information

Speciation requires the build-up of reproductive isolation. Strong isolation typically requires barriers to gene flow that influence a large proportion of the genome. Although recent work has provided exciting examples of the genetic basis of local adaptation or of genetic incompatibilities, the way in which multiple barriers accumulate to generate strong overall isolation remains largely a mystery. It may involve divergent selection across multiple dimensions, accumulation of incompatibilities, reinforcement, recombination suppression or other processes. This Special Issue aims to highlight the range of approaches currently in use to address the genetic basis of reproductive isolation, with a particular focus on the processes involved in evolving from an initial partial barrier to gene flow towards a genome-wide barrier.

Prof. Dr. Roger K. Butlin
Dr. Isobel Eyres
Dr. Anja Westram
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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