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Genomic scans across three eucalypts suggest that adaptation to aridity is a genome-wide phenomenon


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Steane, DA ORCID: 0000-0002-8061-8454, Potts, BM ORCID: 0000-0001-6244-289X, McLean, EH, Collins, L, Holland, BR ORCID: 0000-0002-4628-7938, Prober, SM, Stock, WD, Vaillancourt, RE ORCID: 0000-0002-1159-9149 and Byrne, M 2017 , 'Genomic scans across three eucalypts suggest that adaptation to aridity is a genome-wide phenomenon' , Genome Biology and Evolution, vol. 9, no. 2 , pp. 253-265 , doi: 10.1093/gbe/evw290.

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Widespread species spanning strong environmental (e.g., climatic) gradients frequently display morphological and physiological adaptations to local conditions. Some adaptations are common to different species that occupy similar environments. However, the genomic architecture underlying such convergent traits may not be the same between species. Using genomic data from previous studies of three widespread eucalypt species that grow along rainfall gradients in southern Australia, our probabilistic approach provides evidence that adaptation to aridity is a genome-wide phenomenon, likely to involve multiple and diverse genes, gene families and regulatory regions that affect a multitude of complex genetic and biochemical processes.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Steane, DA and Potts, BM and McLean, EH and Collins, L and Holland, BR and Prober, SM and Stock, WD and Vaillancourt, RE and Byrne, M
Keywords: adaptation, genetic architecture, outlier markers, Eucalyptus, parallel evolution, convergent evolution, climate
Journal or Publication Title: Genome Biology and Evolution
Publisher: Oxford Univ Press
ISSN: 1759-6653
DOI / ID Number: 10.1093/gbe/evw290
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The Author(s) 2017. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution -NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

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