Species concepts and speciation

Ortiz-Barrientos, Daniel (2016). Species concepts and speciation. In Richard M. Kliman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of evolutionary biology (pp. 216-227) Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-800049-6.00061-5

Author Ortiz-Barrientos, Daniel
Title of chapter Species concepts and speciation
Title of book Encyclopedia of evolutionary biology
Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Academic Press
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-800049-6.00061-5
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9780128004265
Editor Richard M. Kliman
Start page 216
End page 227
Total pages 12
Language eng
Subjects 1100 Agricultural and Biological Sciences
1300 Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Abstract/Summary This article provides a brief summary of how species arise as well as a discussion of the roles of genetics and ecology during the process. A basic introduction to the various forms of reproductive isolation and their role during different stages of divergence is given, and a framework for thinking about the role of geography on the likelihood of speciation is discussed. This article is useful for understanding how the origin of new species forms the basis of biodiversity on earth.
Keyword Gene flow
Natural selection
Reproductive isolation
Sexual selection
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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