The contribution of neutral evolution and adaptive processes in driving phenotypic divergence in a model mammalian species, the Andean fox Lycalopex culpaeus

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  • 06-03-2018

Martinez PA, Pia MV, Bahechar IA, Molina WF, Bidau CJ, Montoya-Burgos JI.. Journal of Biogeography 2018; 45: 1114–1125.

Understanding the mechanisms that drive phenotypic divergence along climatic gradients is a long-standing goal of biogeography. To fulfil this objective, we tested if neutral and/or adaptive effects drive phenotypic diversification. We quantified the effects of neutral evolution and natural selection on morphological variability of a well-suited mammalian species, the fox, Lycalopex culpaeus.

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