Genetics and speciation

Nature. 1992 Feb 6;355(6360):511-5. doi: 10.1038/355511a0.


Called the "mystery of mysteries" by Darwin, speciation is still a little-understood area of evolution. Genetic analysis, however, has yielded new generalizations about speciation and suggests promising avenues of research.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biological Evolution*
  • Birds
  • Drosophila
  • Gene Frequency
  • Genetics, Population*
  • Infertility / genetics
  • Lepidoptera
  • Mammals
  • Models, Genetic
  • Selection, Genetic