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- Emerson, Brent C.; Faria, Christiana M. A.
- Molecular ecology 2014 v.23 no.21 pp. 5132-5134
- evolution; genotyping; indigenous species; islands; microsatellite repeats; mitochondrial DNA; sequence analysis; tortoises
- ... A well‐used metaphor for oceanic islands is that they act as ‘natural laboratories’ for the study of evolution. But how can islands or archipelagos be considered analogues of laboratories for understanding the evolutionary process itself? It is not necessarily the case that just because two or more related species occur on an island or archipelago, somehow, this can help us understand more about t ...