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Genomics of Adaptive Divergence

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 July 2024 | Viewed by 138

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Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Marulićev trg 9A, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: molecular ecology; genomics; adaptive divergence; local adaptation; evolution
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ecological speciation is under the predominant influence of contrasting environmental conditions. It leads to the divergence of groups of individuals that were initially morphologically and genetically indistinguishable into two or more distinct phylogenetic lineages linked to a specific habitat rather than the geographic area. Although different aspects of such a process have been studied on numerous occasions, there is still much to learn about its nature. By gathering additional knowledge of the genomic basis of local adaptation and divergence as integral steps of speciation itself, we can move closer to this goal. It is widely accepted that mechanisms of how environmental heterogeneity drives adaptive divergence should be studied through a genome-wide approaches, thus maximizing the investigated genomic space. This Special Issue aims to collect cutting-edge works presenting different types of genomic-based results dealing with various aspects of ecological adaptation, divergence, and speciation. Genome-environment association analyses, genome-wide association studies, and recognition and characterization of genomic islands of divergence are only some of the greatly appreciated research types for this Special issue. Potential topics include:

  • NGS-based analyses of adaptive divergence of selected plants or animal species
  • genome-environment association studies (GEA)
  • genome-wide association studies (GWAS)
  • characterization of the genome architecture across diverging lineages

Dr. Ivan Radosavljević
Guest Editor

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  • molecular ecology
  • genomics
  • adaptive divergence
  • local adaptation
  • GEA
  • GWAS

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