Subspecies delineation amid phenotypic, geographic and genetic discordance in a songbird

February 2017

Jennifer Walsh, Irby J. Lovette, Virginia Winder, Chris S. Elphick, Brian J. Olsen, Gregory Shriver, and Adrienne I. Kovach

Scientists at Cornell University and other institutions analyzed sparrow populations using reduced-representation sequencing to understand the genetic differences underlying a very broad range of phenotypes. They found that genetic data indicated three distinct clusters corresponding to habitat. The team used BluePippin to select 400 bp – 700 bp fragments for sequencing.

Molecular Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/mec.14010

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