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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...

Earth and life evolve together- a comment on Yamahira et al.

Ralf Britz, Lynne Parenti & Lukas Rüber
The provocative study by Yamahira et al. hypothesizes that one species, Oryzias setnai, endemic to coastal areas of west-flowing streams of the Western Ghats, is the sister species of all other ricefishes and that it diverged in the late Mesozoic. They conclude India is the center of origin of ricefishes, the ancestral lineage of which subsequently diversified and dispersed to occupy its current broad range throughout Asia and Southeast Asia. This scenario is presented as...

Asymmetric allelic introgression across a hybrid zone of the coal tit (Periparus ater) in the central Himalayas

Martin Päckert, Hannes Wolfgramm, Jochen Martens, Till Töpfer, Melita Vamberger, Abhinaya Pathak & Heiko Stuckas
In the Himalayas, a number of secondary contact zones have been described for vicariant vertebrate taxa. However, analyses of genetic divergence and admixture are missing for most of these examples. In this study, we provide a population genetic analysis for the coal tit (Periparus ater) hybrid zone in Nepal. Intermediate phenotypes between the distinctive western ‘spot-winged tit’ (P. a. melanolophus) and eEastern Himalayan coal tits (P. a. aemodius) occur across a narrow range of less...

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