New Phylogenetic and Phylogeography Insights and Molecular and Morphology Adaptive Evolution in Animals

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 July 2024 | Viewed by 106

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Laboratory of Molecular Population Genetics and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
Interests: chromosomes; evolution; genomics; mammals; molecular ecology; molecular markers; phylogenetics; phylogeography
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Dear Colleagues,

Two essential aspects of biological evolution are the emergence of new species, or taxa, and the morphological and molecular adaptation of these taxa to the environment in which they live. Although from a macro-evolutionary perspective (punctuated equilibria and cladistics), both phenomena may be decoupled, from Darwin, through many population geneticists, both phenomena (macro and micro-evolution) may consider that they are intimately related. In this Special Issue, we invite studies with new phylogenetic and phylogeographic results in animals that can be correlated positively (Darwinian selection) or negatively (neutral evolution) with molecular or morphological adaptative traits in these same species, either being wild or domestic ones. Examples of positive (Darwinian) selection at the molecular level or in the phylogeographic distribution of a given species (or between different highly related species) are welcome.

Dr. Manuel Ruiz-Garcia
Guest Editor

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  • adaptation
  • DNA
  • genetics
  • mitochondrial genomes
  • morphology evolution
  • natural selection
  • neutral evolution
  • nuclear genomes
  • phylogenetics
  • phylogeography

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