Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2024 Jun 10:a041735. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a041735. Online ahead of print.


What drives the emergence of new species has fascinated biologists since Darwin. Reproductive barriers to gene flow are a key step in the formation of species, and recent advances have shed new light on how these are established. Genetic, genomic, and comparative techniques, together with improved theoretical frameworks, are increasing our understanding of the underlying mechanisms. They are also helping us forecast speciation and reveal the impact of human activity.

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