Hybrid speciation

Nature. 2007 Mar 15;446(7133):279-83. doi: 10.1038/nature05706.


Botanists have long believed that hybrid speciation is important, especially after chromosomal doubling (allopolyploidy). Until recently, hybridization was not thought to play a very constructive part in animal evolution. Now, new genetic evidence suggests that hybrid speciation, even without polyploidy, is more common in plants and also animals than we thought.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Genetic Speciation*
  • Humans
  • Hybridization, Genetic / genetics*
  • Models, Genetic
  • Polyploidy
  • Population Dynamics
  • Recombination, Genetic / genetics