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Mating with the wrong species can be right


Reyer, H U (2008). Mating with the wrong species can be right. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 23(6):289-292.

Abstract

The evolutionary importance of interspecific hybridisation has been a controversial issue for quite some time. Some view mating between different species as a maladaptive process; others stress the adaptive value of choosing heterospecific mates under ecological conditions that favour hybrids. A recent paper by Pfennig is the first study to make a priori predictions of how adaptive choice between con- and heterospecific partners should vary with ecological conditions, and then testing these predictions experimentally.

The evolutionary importance of interspecific hybridisation has been a controversial issue for quite some time. Some view mating between different species as a maladaptive process; others stress the adaptive value of choosing heterospecific mates under ecological conditions that favour hybrids. A recent paper by Pfennig is the first study to make a priori predictions of how adaptive choice between con- and heterospecific partners should vary with ecological conditions, and then testing these predictions experimentally.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
590 Animals (Zoology)
Language:English
Date:June 2008
Deposited On:17 Jun 2008 07:47
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:23
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0169-5347
Publisher DOI:10.1016/j.tree.2008.03.001
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-2600

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