Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Genomics and the origin of species


Abstract

Speciation is a fundamental evolutionary process, the knowledge of which is crucial for understanding the origins of biodiversity. Genomic approaches are an increasingly important aspect of this research field. We review current understanding of genome-wide effects of accumulating reproductive isolation and of genomic properties that influence the process of speciation. Building on this work, we identify emergent trends and gaps in our understanding, propose new approaches to more fully integrate genomics into speciation research, translate speciation theory into hypotheses that are testable using genomic tools and provide an integrative definition of the field of speciation genomics.

Abstract

Speciation is a fundamental evolutionary process, the knowledge of which is crucial for understanding the origins of biodiversity. Genomic approaches are an increasingly important aspect of this research field. We review current understanding of genome-wide effects of accumulating reproductive isolation and of genomic properties that influence the process of speciation. Building on this work, we identify emergent trends and gaps in our understanding, propose new approaches to more fully integrate genomics into speciation research, translate speciation theory into hypotheses that are testable using genomic tools and provide an integrative definition of the field of speciation genomics.

Statistics

Citations

Dimensions.ai Metrics
569 citations in Web of Science®
544 citations in Scopus®
Google Scholar™

Altmetrics

Downloads

829 downloads since deposited on 21 Mar 2014
365 downloads since 12 months
Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
590 Animals (Zoology)
Scopus Subject Areas:Life Sciences > Molecular Biology
Life Sciences > Genetics
Health Sciences > Genetics (clinical)
Language:English
Date:18 February 2014
Deposited On:21 Mar 2014 14:02
Last Modified:24 Jan 2022 03:45
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:1471-0056
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1038/nrg3644
PubMed ID:24535286

Download

Green Open Access

Download PDF  'Genomics and the origin of species'.
Preview
Content: Accepted Version
Filetype: PDF
Size: 1MB
View at publisher