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Evidence for differential assortative female preference in association with refugial isolation of rainbow skinks in Australia's tropical rainforests.

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Published Article
Journal
PLoS ONE
1932-6203
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publication Date
Volume
3
Issue
10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003499
PMID: 18958149
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Medline

Abstract

Long-term isolation has been sufficient to generate post-mating isolation but no morphological divergence between N-RED and S-RED. In contrast, greater morphological differentiation is associated with evidence for assortative female preference between more recently diverged S-RED and BLUE. Combined with previous estimates of lineage-wide gene flow, these results are consistent with the suggestion that assortative female preference is more effective than post-mating isolation in maintaining morphological differentiation between divergent populations.

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