Supporting data: Speciation and population divergence in a mutualistic seed dispersing bird

Maria Nilsson Janke, Jordi De Raad, Martin Päckert, Martin Irestedt, Axel Janke, Alexey Kryukov, Jochen Martens, Yaroslav Red’kin, Yuehua Sun, Til Töpfer, Matthias Schleuning & Eike-Lena Neuschulz
Bird-mediated seed dispersal is crucial for the regeneration and viability of ecosystems, often resulting in complex mutualistic species networks. Yet, how this mutualism drives the evolution of seed dispersing birds is still poorly understood. In the present study we combine whole genome re-sequencing analyses and morphometric data to assess the evolutionary processes that shaped the diversification of the Eurasian nutcracker (Nucifraga), a seed disperser known for its mutualism with pines (Pinus). Our results show that...

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  • Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden
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  • Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre
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  • Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
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  • Federal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity FEB RAS
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  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
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  • Swedish Museum of Natural History
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