Genomic traces of the origin and maintenance of new mimetic forms in a Heliconius radiation

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

Despite advances in genome evolution, we still lack fundamental information on how genomes change when populations diverge in the presence and absence of gene flow. In this regard, the genomic data we have produced give us new insights into our understanding of genomic evolution and architecture. This study used a theoretical framework that integrated historical and contemporary factors into natural populations. This allowed us to: (1) generate a first robust study of the geographic context of divergence in recent adaptive radiation, (2) study the genomic architecture of taxa that are in early stages of the speciation process, particularly under different geographic scenarios (number, size and distribution of genomic regions under divergence), and (3) generate a more robust and realistic framework for addressing questions about the evolution of new adaptive forms in nature.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/1/158/31/17

Main Funding Source

  • National