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Chronic speciation in periodical cicadas.
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PMID:  11165695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Allochronic speciation and reproductive character displacement are two intuitively attractive models of speciation. The first proposes that changes in the timing of life cycles produce new species, whereas the second suggests that speciation is due to the exaggeration of sexual isolation in sympatric populations. Clear examples of either process in nature remain elusive, despite some extensive searches. Two recent studies of mtDNA markers and behaviour of periodical cicadas in North America have identified a new species of cicada that seems to provide good evidence for the involvement of both processes in its origin.
M G. Ritchie
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Title:  Trends in ecology & evolution (Personal edition)     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0169-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Ecol. Evol. (Amst.)     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
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Created Date:  2001-Feb-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8805125     Medline TA:  Trends Ecol Evol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  59-61     Citation Subset:  -    
Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Bute Medical Building, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, KY16 9TS, Fife, UK
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