The genetic basis of color-related local adaptation in a ring-like colonization around the Mediterranean.

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Publications
Title
The genetic basis of color-related local adaptation in a ring-like colonization around the Mediterranean.
Journal
Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
Author(s)
Burri R., Antoniazza S., Gaigher A., Ducrest A.L., Simon C., European Barn Owl Network, Fumagalli L., Fumagalli L., Goudet J., Roulin A.
Contributor(s)
European Barn Owl Network
ISSN
1558-5646 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0014-3820
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
70
Number
1
Pages
140-153
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Uncovering the genetic basis of phenotypic variation and the population history under which it established is key to understand the trajectories along which local adaptation evolves. Here, we investigated the genetic basis and evolutionary history of a clinal plumage color polymorphism in European barn owls (Tyto alba). Our results suggest that barn owls colonized the Western Palearctic in a ring-like manner around the Mediterranean and meet in secondary contact in Greece. Rufous coloration appears to be linked to a recently evolved nonsynonymous-derived variant of the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) gene, which according to quantitative genetic analyses evolved under local adaptation during or following the colonization of Central Europe. Admixture patterns and linkage disequilibrium between the neutral genetic background and color found exclusively within the secondary contact zone suggest limited introgression at secondary contact. These results from a system reminiscent of ring species provide a striking example of how local adaptation can evolve from derived genetic variation.
Keywords
Adaptation, Biological, Animals, Avian Proteins/genetics, Avian Proteins/metabolism, Europe, Feathers/physiology, Microsatellite Repeats, Mitochondrial Proteins/genetics, Mitochondrial Proteins/metabolism, Pigmentation, Strigiformes/physiology
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Web of science
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Yes
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