Data from: The last bastion? X chromosome genotyping of Anopheles gambiae species pair males from a hybrid zone reveals complex recombination within the major candidate ‘genomic island of speciation’

Beniamino Caputo, Verena Pichler, Emiliano Mancini, Marco Pombi, Josè L. Vicente, Joao Dinis, Keith Steen, Vincenzo Petrarca, Amabelia Rodrigues, Joao Pinto, Alessandra Della Torre & David Weetman
Speciation with gene flow may be aided by reduced recombination helping to build linkage between genes involved in the early stages of reproductive isolation. Reduced recombination on chromosome X has been implicated in speciation within the Anopheles gambiae complex, species of which represent the major Afrotropical malaria vectors. The most recently diverged, morphologically indistinguishable, species pair, A. gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii, ubiquitously displays a ‘genomic island of divergence’ spanning over 4 Mb from chromosome X...
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