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The role of recombination, niche‐specific gene pools and flexible genomes in the ecological speciation of bacteria

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Bacteria diversify into genetic clusters analogous to those observed in sexual eukaryotes, but the definition of bacterial species is an ongoing problem. Recent work has focused on adaptation to distinct ecological niches as the main driver of clustering, but there remains debate about the role of recombination in that process. One view is that homologous recombination occurs too rarely for gene flow to constrain divergent selection. Another view is that homologous recombination is frequent e...

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10.1002/ece3.5052

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-8084-2640
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Ecology and Evolution More from this journal
Volume:
9
Issue:
8
Pages:
4544-4556
Publication date:
2019-04-04
Acceptance date:
2019-02-18
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EISSN:
2045-7758
Pmid:
31031926
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1065143
Local pid:
pubs:1065143
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2020-02-17

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