Interpreting Differentiation Landscapes In The Light Of Long-Term Linked Selection [article]

Reto Burri
2017 bioRxiv   pre-print
Identifying genomic regions underlying adaptation in extant lineages is key to understand the trajectories along which biodiversity evolves. However, this task is complicated by evolutionary processes that obscure and mimic footprints of positive selection. Particularly the long-term effects of linked selection remain underappreciated and difficult to account for. Based on patterns emerging from recent research on the evolution of differentiation across the speciation continuum, I illustrate
more » ... um, I illustrate how long-term linked selection affects the distribution of differentiation along genomes. I then argue that a comparative population genomics framework that exploits emergent features of long-term linked selection can help overcome shortcomings of traditional genome scans for adaptive evolution, but needs to account for the temporal dynamics of differentiation landscapes.
doi:10.1101/131243 fatcat:vydkolm53zg4bkmd76ifodskqi