Massive introgression drives species radiation at the range limit of Anopheles gambiae
- Autores: Alessandra della Torre, Alistair Miles, Amabélia Rodrigues, Beniamino Caputo, Bruno Gomes, Carla A. Sousa, Christopher S. Clarkson, Daniel Mead, David Weetman, Dominic P. Kwiatkowski, Eleanor Drury, Emiliano Mancini, Giordano Bottà, James Stalker, João Dinis, João Pinto, José L. Vicente, Marco Pombi, Martin J. Donnelly, Tiago Antao, Vincenzo Petrarca
- Ano de Publicação: 2017
- Journal: Scientific Reports
- Link: https://www.nature.com/articles/srep46451
Impacts of introgressive hybridisation may range from genomic erosion and species collapse to rapid adaptation and speciation but opportunities to study these dynamics are rare. We investigated the extent, causes and consequences of a hybrid zone between Anopheles coluzzii and Anopheles gambiae in Guinea-Bissau, where high hybridisation rates appear to be stable at least since the 1990s.Anopheles gambiae was genetically partitioned into inland and coastal subpopulations, separated by a central region dominated by A. coluzzii.