Title

Evolution: Is Recombination Rate Variation Adaptive?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-20-2020

Keywords

JMG

JAX Source

Curr Biol 2020 Apr 20; 30(8):R351-R353

PMID

32315634

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.02.061

Abstract

Recombination rates vary between species and individuals, but the evolutionary significance of this variation remains unknown. A new study demonstrates that recombination rate divergence in two natural populations of Drosophila pseudoobscura has been driven by adaptive evolution.

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