International Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Mechanisms of Speciation


Publishing date
15 Jan 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jul 2011

1Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8572, Japan

2Department of Life Science, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan

3Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California – Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA

4Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA


Mechanisms of Speciation

Description

“Speciation” was a “speculation” two decades ago. Thanks to the recent advance of molecular biology techniques and genomic sequencing of species satellite to model organisms, detailed study of speciation is becoming feasible in many animal and plant groups. In fact, a dozen of “speciation genes” responsible for reproductive isolation between sibling species have been identified at the molecular level. Further, genetic changes leading to morphological differentiation among related species have been elucidated, supported by phylogenetic analyses in high resolution. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand speciation and species differentiation not only of genetic mechanisms but also of ecological and evolutionary causes. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Hybrid sterility and inviability
  • Sexual isolation
  • Gametic isolation
  • Comparative genomics
  • Morphological, physiological, or behavioral differentiation
  • Phylogenetic approach on speciation study
  • Ecological speciation

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 820358
  • - Editorial

Mechanisms of Speciation

Kyoichi Sawamura | Chau-Ti Ting | ... | Leonie C. Moyle
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 278903
  • - Research Article

Cuticular Hydrocarbon Content that Affects Male Mate Preference of Drosophila melanogaster from West Africa

Aya Takahashi | Nao Fujiwara-Tsujii | ... | Toshiyuki Takano-Shimizu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 698198
  • - Review Article

Evolutionary Implications of Mechanistic Models of TE-Mediated Hybrid Incompatibility

Dean M. Castillo | Leonie C. Moyle
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 329434
  • - Research Article

DNA Barcoding and Molecular Phylogeny of Drosophila lini and Its Sibling Species

Yi-Feng Li | Shuo-Yang Wen | ... | Masanori J. Toda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 523967
  • - Research Article

Postzygotic Isolation Evolves before Prezygotic Isolation between Fresh and Saltwater Populations of the Rainwater Killifish, Lucania parva

Genevieve M. Kozak | Arthur B. Rudolph | ... | Rebecca C. Fuller
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 148745
  • - Research Article

Divergent Evolution of Male Aggressive Behaviour: Another Reproductive Isolation Barrier in Extremophile Poeciliid Fishes?

David Bierbach | Moritz Klein | ... | Martin Plath
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 285468
  • - Research Article

Rapid Evolution of Assortative Fertilization between Recently Allopatric Species of Drosophila

Yasir H. Ahmed-Braimah | Bryant F. McAllister
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 740605
  • - Review Article

A Phenotypic Point of View of the Adaptive Radiation of Crested Newts (Triturus cristatus Superspecies, Caudata, Amphibia)

Ana Ivanović | Georg Džukić | Miloš Kalezić
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 963976
  • - Research Article

Inter- and Intraspecific Variation in Drosophila Genes with Sex-Biased Expression

Lena Müller | Sonja Grath | ... | John Parsch
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 698520
  • - Research Article

Differences in Chemical Sexual Signals May Promote Reproductive Isolation and Cryptic Speciation between Iberian Wall Lizard Populations

Marianne Gabirot | Pilar López | José Martín

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