|2020-05-14 ||Potential adaptive divergence between subspecies and populations of snapdragon plants inferred from QST – FST comparisons|
Sara Marin, Anaïs Gibert, Juliette Archambeau, Vincent Bonhomme, Mylène Lascoste and Benoit Pujol
Recommended by Emmanuelle Porcher based on reviews by Santiago C. Gonzalez-Martinez, Sophie Karrenberg and 1 anonymous reviewer
From populations to subspecies… to species? Contrasting patterns of local adaptation in closely-related taxa and their potential contribution to species divergence
Elevation gradients are convenient and widely used natural setups to study local adaptation, particularly in these times of rapid climate change [e.g. 1]. Marin and her collaborators  did not follow the mainstream, however. Instead of tackling adaptation to climate change, they used elevation gradients to address another crucial evolutionary question : could adaptation to altitude lead to ecological speciation, i.e. reproductive isolation between populations in spite of gene flow? More spe...
|2017-03-16 ||Correlated paternity measures mate monopolization and scales with the magnitude of sexual selection|
Dorken, ME and Perry LE
Recommended by Emmanuelle Porcher and Mathilde Dufay
Measurement of sexual selection in plants made easier
Sexual selection occurs in flowering plants too. However it tends to be understudied in comparison to animal sexual selection, in part because the minuscule size and long dispersal distances of the individuals producing male gametes (pollen grains) seriously complicate the estimation of male siring success and thereby the measurement of sexual selection. Dorken and Perry  introduce a novel and clever approach to estimate sexual selection in plants, which bypasses the need for a direct quantif...