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Recent natural selection causes adaptive evolution of an avian polygenic trait

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We use extensive data from a long-term study of great tits (Parus major) in the UK and Netherlands to better understand how genetic signatures of selection translate into variation in fitness and phenotypes. We found that genomic regions under differential selection contained candidate genes for bill morphology, and used genetic architecture analyses to confirm that these genes, especially the collagen gene COL4A5, explained variation in bill length. COL4A5 variation was associated with ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1126/science.aal3298

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Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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339092 to MEV, 250164 to BCS and 202487 to JS
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
Science Journal website
Volume:
358
Issue:
6361
Pages:
365-368
Publication date:
2017-10-20
Acceptance date:
2017-09-12
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
Pubs id:
pubs:729213
URN:
uri:cd64dbd1-f2d7-4081-abe7-ad63b7622fdd
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uuid:cd64dbd1-f2d7-4081-abe7-ad63b7622fdd
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pubs:729213
Paper number:
6361

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