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Expanding islands of speciation

Speciation can occur even when the incipient species coexist and can interbreed. An extensive analysis of two fruitfly strains suggests that many genomic regions contribute to speciation in such cases.

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Kelleher, E., Barbash, D. Expanding islands of speciation. Nature 465, 1019–1020 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/4651019a

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