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Evolutionary genetics

Microarrays and species origins

Whole-genome arrays have been used to reveal small islands of genetic differentiation in Anopheles mosquitoes. Analysis of these regions will identify genes involved in the initial stages of speciation.

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Figure 1: Differentiated regions in the genomes of the M and S forms of Anopheles gambiae.


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Butlin, R., Roper, C. Microarrays and species origins. Nature 437, 199–201 (2005).

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