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Hybrid incompatibility: it depends where you are

January 10, 2022

Hybrid incompatibility: it depends where you are

Ken Thompson, Dolph Schluter and co-authors show that hybrid incompatibilities between two independent pairs of hybridizing stickleback populations only appear under relevant ecological circumstances, implying that incompatibilities evolve before they can be detected in laboratory studies of speciation. Also read the accompanying Primer by Jenn Coughlan.

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