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Evolutionary biology

Speciation reversal

Chromosome rearrangements within species are thought to contribute to reproductive isolation between species. This has now been shown directly by unrearranging yeast chromosomes to break down a species barrier.

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Figure 1: Reduction of hybrid fertility by chromosomal rearrangements.


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Wolfe, K. Speciation reversal. Nature 422, 25–26 (2003).

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