Genomic scans across three eucalypts suggest that adaptation to aridity is a genome-wide phenomenon
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-19, 02:33 authored by Dorothy SteaneDorothy Steane, Bradley PottsBradley Potts, McLean, EH, Collins, L, Barbara HollandBarbara Holland, Prober, SM, Stock, WD, Rene VaillancourtRene Vaillancourt, Byrne, M
Widespread species spanning strong environmental (e.g., climatic) gradients frequently display morphological and physiological adaptations to local conditions. Some adaptations are common to different species that occupy similar environments. However, the genomic architecture underlying such convergent traits may not be the same between species. Using genomic data from previous studies of three widespread eucalypt species that grow along rainfall gradients in southern Australia, our probabilistic approach provides evidence that adaptation to aridity is a genome-wide phenomenon, likely to involve multiple and diverse genes, gene families and regulatory regions that affect a multitude of complex genetic and biochemical processes.
Publication titleGenome Biology and Evolution
Department/SchoolSchool of Natural Sciences
PublisherOxford Univ Press
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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