Affiliation: Michigan State University
- Trade-offs drive resource specialization and the gradual establishment of ecotypesBjørn Østman
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, MI 48824 East Lansing, USA
BMC Evol Biol 14:113. 2014..Limited migration among allopatric populations and species interactions can also drive speciation, but here we ask if trade-offs alone are sufficient to drive speciation in the absence of other factors...
- Impact of epistasis and pleiotropy on evolutionary adaptationBjørn Ostman
Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
Proc Biol Sci 279:247-56. 2012..Our findings imply that the synergism between loci that interact epistatically is crucial for evolving genetic modules with high fitness, while too much ruggedness stalls the adaptive process...