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- Garrick, Ryan C.; Benavides, Edgar; Russello, Michael A.; Hyseni, Chaz; Edwards, Danielle L.; Gibbs, James P.; Tapia, Washington; Ciofi, Claudio; Caccone, Adalgisa
- Molecular ecology 2014 v.23 no.21 pp. 5276-5290
- extinction; females; introgression; islands; microsatellite repeats; population genetics; purebreds; tortoises
- ... Although many classic radiations on islands are thought to be the result of repeated lineage splitting, the role of past fusion is rarely known because during these events, purebreds are rapidly replaced by a swarm of admixed individuals. Here, we capture lineage fusion in action in a Galápagos giant tortoise species, Chelonoidis becki, from Wolf Volcano (Isabela Island). The long generation time ...