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PREDICTIVE GENOMICS

Genomics helps to predict maladaptation to climate change

The combination of highly resolved climatic and genomic data allows assessment of putative maladaptation of populations to climate change and can identify high-risk populations. Now, a study that accounts for migration and dispersal shows high maladaptation of a North American tree species in the northern and eastern distribution range.

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Fig. 1: Integrating migration to predict potential maladaptation to future climate change.

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Rellstab, C. Genomics helps to predict maladaptation to climate change. Nat. Clim. Chang. 11, 85–86 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-00964-w

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