A LIST OF SPECIATION REFERENCES: Weiberg, James R. Starczak, Victoria R. Jorg, Daniele. Ev
A LIST OF SPECIATION REFERENCES:
Weiberg, James R.. Starczak, Victoria R.. Jorg, Daniele.
Evidence for rapid speciation following a founder event in
Evolution. V46. P1214(7) August, 1992.
Go fish. (rapid fish speciation in African lakes).
Discover. V13. P18(1) March, 1992.
Hauffe, Heidi C.. Searle, Jeremy B..
A disappearing speciation event? (response to J.A. Coyne,
Nature, vol. 355, p. 511, 1992)
Nature. V357. P26(1) May 7, 1992
Abstract AB: Analysis of contact between two chromosomal races
of house mice in northern Italy show that natural selection
will produce alleles that bar interracial matings if the
resulting offspring are unfit hybrids. This is an important
exception to the general rule that intermixing races will
not tend to become separate species because the constant
sharing of genes minimizes the genetic diversity requisite
Barrowclough, George F..
Speciation and Geographic Variation in Black-tailed
Gnatcatchers. (book reviews)
The Condor. V94. P555(2) May, 1992
Rabe, Eric W.. Haufler, Christopher H..
Incipient polyploid speciation in the maidenhair fern
(Adiantum pedatum; Adiantaceae)?
The American Journal of Botany. V79. P701(7) June, 1992.
Bird speciation in subtropical South America in relation to
forest expansion and retraction.
The Auk. V109. P346(12) April, 1992
Abstract AB: The climatic and geographic history of the
Pleistocene and Holocene periods modified the distribution
of the bird population in the South American forests. Forest
birds are found dispersed in the Yungas and Paranese areas
with only minimal infiltration of the Chaco woodland,
indicating an atmospheric change during the interglacial
periods. In the Chaco lowlands, the interactions between
non-forest birds reveal the existence of presence of a
forest belt along the Bermejo and Pilcomayo rivers.
Kondrashov, Alexey S.. Jablonka, Eva. Lamb, Marion J..
Species and speciation. (response to J.A. Coyne, Nature,
vol. 355, p. 511, 1992)
Nature. V356. P752(1) April 30, 1992
Abstract AB: J.A. Coyne wrongly asserted that neodarwinism
includes allopatric evolution but not sympatric evolution.
Allopatric evolution occurs among geographically isolated
populations, whereas sympatric evolution occurs within one
species' entire population. Both are neodarwinian since
each results from natural selection of genetic variation.
Also, Coyne failed to recognize that the molecular models
used to illustrate how genetic changes bring on speciation
are most useful when researchers acknowledge that both
inherited epigenetic and genetic changes affect speciation.
Spooner, David M.. Sytsma, Kenneth J.. Smith, James F..
A molecular reexamination of diploid hybrid speciation of
Evolution. V45. P757(8) May, 1991
Orr, H. Allen.
Is single-gene speciation possible?.
Evolution. V45. P764(6) May, 1991
Miller, Julie Ann.
Pathogens and speciation. (Research Update).
BioScience. V40. P714(1) Nov, 1990.
Barton, N.H. Hewitt, G.M.
Adaptation, speciation and hybrid zones; many species are
divided into a mosaic of genetically distinct populations,
separated by narrow zones of hybridization. Studies of
hybrid zones allow us to quantify the genetic differences
responsible for speciation, to measure the diffusion of
genes between diverging taxa, and to understand the spread
of alternative adaptations. (includes related information)
Nature. V341. P497(7) Oct 12, 1989.
A breed apart; finicky flies lend credence to a theory of speciation.
Scientific American. V260. P22(2) Feb, 1989.
Coyne, Jerry A. Orr, H. Allen.
Patterns of speciation in Drosophila.
Evolution. V43. P362(20) March, 1989.
Feder, Jeffrey L. Bush, Guy L.
A field test of differential host-plant usage between two
sibling species of Rhagoletis pomonella fruit flies
(Diptera: Tephritidae) and its consequences for sympatric
models of speciation.
Evolution. V43. P1813(7) Dec, 1989.
Soltis, Douglas E. Soltis, Pamela S.
Allopolyploid speciation in Tragopogon: insights from chloroplast DNA.
The American Journal of Botany. V76. P1119(6) August, 1989.
Coyne, J.A. Barton, N.H.
What do we know about speciation?.
Nature. V331. P485(2) Feb 11, 1988.
Barton, N.H. Jones, J.S. Mallet, J.
No barriers to speciation. (morphological evolution).
Nature. V336. P13(2) Nov 3, 1988.
Kaneshiro, Kenneth Y.
Speciation in the Hawaiian drosophila: sexual selection
appears to play an important role.
BioScience. V38. P258(6) April, 1988.
1) Speciation occured in a strain of Drosophila paulistorum sometime
between 1958 and 1963 in Theodosius Dobzhansky's lab. He wrote this
Dobzhansky, T. 1973. Species of Drosophila: New Excitement in an
Old Field. Science 177:664-669
2) A naturally occurring speciation of a plant species, Stephanomeria
malheurensis, was observed in Burns County, Oregon. The citing is:
Gottlieb, L. D. 1973. Genetic differentiation, sympatric
speciation, and the origin of a diploid species of
Stephanomeria. American Journal of Botany 60(6):545-553
3) In the 1940's a fertile species was produced through chromosome
doubling (allopolyploidy) in a hybrid of two primrose species. The
new species was Primula kewensis. The story is recounted in:
Stebbins, G. L. 1950. Variation and Evolution in Plants.
Columbia University Press. New York
4) Finally, two workers produced reproductiove isolation between two
strains of fruit flies in a lab setting within 25 generations. I don't
have the paper handy, so I can't give the species. The partial citing
of the paper is:
Rice and Salt 1988. American Naturalist 131:911-
Dohbzhansky got a subpopulation of _D. paulistorum to speciate in
his lab. The reference is:
Dobxhansky and Pavlovsky, 1957 An experimentallly created incipient
species of Drosophila, Nature 23: 289- 292
Weinberg, et. al, 1992 Evidence for rapid speciation following a
founder event in the laboratory, Evolution 46: 1214
This isn't a full paper (just a note) -- it describes what is probably
speciation of a type of polychaete worm.
There are two distinct strains of *Rhagoletis pomonella*, the apple
maggot fly. One infests the apple, the other the hawthorn. They have
different breeding times--as the fruits flower at different times--and
so they do not interbreed in the real world. I do not know if they
could interbreed in the laboratory. Since the fly is not found in
Europe, and the apple is an import from Europe, the only presumption
is that the apple strain is a speciation off the original hawthorn
I do not currently have references to cite for the speciation of fish,
however I have a couple for the case of rats. Genus _Rattus_
currently consists of 137 species [1,2] and is known to have
originally developed in Indonesia and Malaysia during and prior to the
Middle Ages . ( is the only source I have consulted.)
 T. Yosida. Cytogenetics of the Black Rat. University Park
Press, Baltimore, 1980.
 D. Morris. The Mammals. Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1965.
 G. H. H. Tate. "Some Muridae of the Indo-Australian region,"
Bull. Amer. Museum Nat. Hist. 72: 501-728, 1963.
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