Natural selection and random genetic drift as causes of evolution on islands

N.H. Barton, J. Mallet, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 351 (1996) 785–795.

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The evolutionary processes responsible for adaptation and speciation on islands differ in several ways from those on the mainland. Most attention has been given to the random genetic drift that arises when a population is founded from just a few colonizing genomes. Theoretical obstacles to 'founder effect speciation' are discussed, together with recent proposals for avoiding them. It is argued that although certain kinds of epistasis can facilitate the evolution of strong reproductive isolation, this favours divergence by selection as much as by random drift.
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1996-06-29
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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
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351
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1341
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785 - 795
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Barton NH, Mallet J. Natural selection and random genetic drift as causes of evolution on islands. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences. 1996;351(1341):785-795. doi:10.1098/rstb.1996.0073
Barton, N. H., & Mallet, J. (1996). Natural selection and random genetic drift as causes of evolution on islands. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 351(1341), 785–795. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.1996.0073
Barton, Nicholas H, and James Mallet. “Natural Selection and Random Genetic Drift as Causes of Evolution on Islands.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 351, no. 1341 (1996): 785–95. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.1996.0073.
N. H. Barton and J. Mallet, “Natural selection and random genetic drift as causes of evolution on islands,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, vol. 351, no. 1341, pp. 785–795, 1996.
Barton NH, Mallet J. 1996. Natural selection and random genetic drift as causes of evolution on islands. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences. 351(1341), 785–795.
Barton, Nicholas H., and James Mallet. “Natural Selection and Random Genetic Drift as Causes of Evolution on Islands.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, vol. 351, no. 1341, Royal Society, The, 1996, pp. 785–95, doi:10.1098/rstb.1996.0073.

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