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A Widespread Chromosomal Inversion Polymorphism Contributes to a Major Life-History Transition, Local Adaptation, and Reproductive Isolation

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Replicated effect of the inversion locus.

(A) F2 progeny with parental ecotypic phenotypes, from a cross between the SWB (coastal perennial) and LMC (inland annual) populations. (B–E) Effect of the inversion on flowering time in four independently derived F2 mapping populations created through crosses between independent inland annual and coastal perennial populations. (F) Effects of the inversion on flowering time in cross between inland annual and inland perennial populations. The mean flowering times (±1 SE) of F2s that were homozygous for the AN arrangement (AA), heterozygous (AB), and homozygous for the PE arrangement (BB) at Micro6046 are indicated. The percentage of F2 variance/parental divergence explained by the inversion is presented above each bar graph. Note: y-axes do not originate at zero.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1000500.g002