Population genetics

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Population genetics is the study of the genetic composition of populations, including distributions and changes in genotype and phenotype frequency in response to the processes of natural selection, genetic drift, mutation and gene flow.

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    The evolution of new sex chromosomes potentially generates reproductive isolation. Here, Bracewell et al. combine crossing experiments with population and functional genomics to characterize neo-sex chromosome evolution and incipient speciation in the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae.

    • Ryan R. Bracewell
    • , Barbara J. Bentz
    • , Brian T. Sullivan
    •  & Jeffrey M. Good
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    Africanized honey bees (AHB) are notoriously aggressive, but in Puerto Rico they have a ‘gentle’ phenotype. Here, Avalos et al. show that there has been a soft selective sweep at several loci in the Puerto Rican AHB population and suggest a role in the rapid evolution of gentle behaviour.

    • Arian Avalos
    • , Hailin Pan
    • , Cai Li
    • , Jenny P. Acevedo-Gonzalez
    • , Gloria Rendon
    • , Christopher J. Fields
    • , Patrick J. Brown
    • , Tugrul Giray
    • , Gene E. Robinson
    • , Matthew E. Hudson
    •  & Guojie Zhang
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    • Anna Szécsényi-Nagy
    • , Christina Roth
    • , Guido Brandt
    • , Cristina Rihuete-Herrada
    • , Cristina Tejedor-Rodríguez
    • , Petra Held
    • , Íñigo García-Martínez-de-Lagrán
    • , Héctor Arcusa Magallón
    • , Stephanie Zesch
    • , Corina Knipper
    • , Eszter Bánffy
    • , Susanne Friederich
    • , Harald Meller
    • , Primitiva Bueno Ramírez
    • , Rosa Barroso Bermejo
    • , Rodrigo de Balbín Behrmann
    • , Ana M. Herrero-Corral
    • , Raúl Flores Fernández
    • , Carmen Alonso Fernández
    • , Javier Jiménez Echevarria
    • , Laura Rindlisbacher
    • , Camila Oliart
    • , María-Inés Fregeiro
    • , Ignacio Soriano
    • , Oriol Vicente
    • , Rafael Micó
    • , Vicente Lull
    • , Jorge Soler Díaz
    • , Juan Antonio López Padilla
    • , Consuelo Roca de Togores Muñoz
    • , Mauro S. Hernández Pérez
    • , Francisco Javier Jover Maestre
    • , Joaquín Lomba Maurandi
    • , Azucena Avilés Fernández
    • , Katina T. Lillios
    • , Ana Maria Silva
    • , Miguel Magalhães Ramalho
    • , Luiz Miguel Oosterbeek
    • , Claudia Cunha
    • , Anna J. Waterman
    • , Jordi Roig Buxó
    • , Andrés Martínez
    • , Juana Ponce Martínez
    • , Mark Hunt Ortiz
    • , Juan Carlos Mejías-García
    • , Juan Carlos Pecero Espín
    • , Rosario Cruz-Auñón Briones
    • , Tiago Tomé
    • , Eduardo Carmona Ballestero
    • , João Luís Cardoso
    • , Ana Cristina Araújo
    • , Corina Liesau von Lettow-Vorbeck
    • , Concepción Blasco Bosqued
    • , Patricia Ríos Mendoza
    • , Ana Pujante
    • , José I. Royo-Guillén
    • , Marco Aurelio Esquembre Beviá
    • , Victor Manuel Dos Santos Goncalves
    • , Rui Parreira
    • , Elena Morán Hernández
    • , Elena Méndez Izquierdo
    • , Jorge Vega y Miguel
    • , Roberto Menduiña García
    • , Victoria Martínez Calvo
    • , Oscar López Jiménez
    • , Johannes Krause
    • , Sandra L. Pichler
    • , Rafael Garrido-Pena
    • , Michael Kunst
    • , Roberto Risch
    • , Manuel A. Rojo-Guerra
    • , Wolfgang Haak
    •  & Kurt W. Alt

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