Int J Evol Biol, Special Issue

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Int J Evol Biol, Special Issue

Postby Sawamura » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:34 pm

Mechanisms of Speciation
Call for Papers
“Speciation” was a “speculation” two decades ago. Thanks to the recent advance of molecular biology techniques and genomic sequencing of species satellite to model organisms, detailed study of speciation is becoming feasible in many animal and plant groups. In fact, a dozen of “speciation genes” responsible for reproductive isolation between sibling species have been identified at the molecular level. Further, genetic changes leading to morphological differentiation among related species have been elucidated, supported by phylogenetic analyses in high resolution. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand speciation and species differentiation not only of genetic mechanisms but also of ecological and evolutionary causes. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

Hybrid sterility and inviability
Sexual isolation
Gametic isolation
Comparative genomics
Morphological, physiological, or behavioral differentiation
Phylogenetic approach on speciation study
Ecological speciation

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

Manuscript Due July 15, 2011
First Round of Reviews October 15, 2011
Publication Date January 15, 2012

Lead Guest Editor
Kyoichi Sawamura, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8572, Japan
Guest Editors
Chau-Ti Ting, Department of Life Science, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
Artyom Kopp, Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California – Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Leonie C. Moyle, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
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