Revisiting an Old Riddle: What Determines Genetic Diversity Levels within Species?

Ellen M. Leffler, Kevin Bullaughey, Daniel R. Matute, Wynn K. Meyer, Laure Ségurel, Aarti Venkat, Peter Andolfatto, Molly Przeworski

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Abstract

Understanding why some species have more genetic diversity than others is central to the study of ecology and evolution, and carries potentially important implications for conservation biology. Yet not only does this question remain unresolved, it has largely fallen into disregard. With the rapid decrease in sequencing costs, we argue that it is time to revive it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere1001388
JournalPLoS biology
Volume10
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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    Leffler, E. M., Bullaughey, K., Matute, D. R., Meyer, W. K., Ségurel, L., Venkat, A., Andolfatto, P., & Przeworski, M. (2012). Revisiting an Old Riddle: What Determines Genetic Diversity Levels within Species? PLoS biology, 10(9), [e1001388]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001388