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Even more oak species in Mexico? Genetic structure and morphological differentiation support the presence of at least two specific entities within Quercus laeta

Saddan Morales-Saldaña, Ken Oyama, Susana Valencia Ávalos, Efraín Tovar Sánchez, Andrew Hipp & Antonio González Rodríguez
Differentiation among populations, sometimes despite ongoing gene exchange, is a key step in speciation. Therefore, comparison of intra- and interspecific differentiation patterns is of great significance to understanding speciation. The genus Quercus is an interesting system to test speciation models in the presence of gene flow, due to its weak interspecific reproductive barriers. The aim of the present study was to characterize the degree and pattern of morphological and genetic differentiation among different morphotypes in...

Data from: Do metal mines and their runoff affect plumage color? A regional scale study of streak-backed orioles in south-central Mexico

Lynna M. Kiere, Marcela Osorio-Beristain, Valentino Sorani, David A. Prieto-Torres, Adolfo G. Navarro-Sigüenza & Luis Antonio Sánchez-González
Metal mining causes serious ecological disturbance, due partly to heavy metal (HM) pollution that can accumulate at mining sites themselves and be dispersed downstream as runoff. Plumage coloration is important in birds’ social and ecological interactions and sensitive to environmental stressors, and several local-scale studies have found decreased carotenoid-based plumage and/or increased melanin-based plumage in wild birds exposed to HM pollution. We investigated regional-scale effects of proximity to mines and their downstream rivers as a...

Registration Year

  • 2021

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos
  • Morton Arboretum