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Two sisters in the same dress: Heliconius cryptic species

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dc.contributor.author Giraldo, Nathalia en
dc.contributor.author Salazar, Camilo A. en
dc.contributor.author Jiggins, Chris D. en
dc.contributor.author Bermingham, Eldredge en
dc.contributor.author Linares, Mauricio en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-09T20:03:27Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-09T20:03:27Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Giraldo, Nathalia, Salazar, Camilo A., Jiggins, Chris D., Bermingham, Eldredge, and Linares, Mauricio. 2008. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F11917">Two sisters in the same dress: Heliconius cryptic species</a>." <em>Bmc Evolutionary Biology</em>. 8:324. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-8-324">https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-8-324</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 1471-2148
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/11917
dc.description.abstract Background: Sister species divergence and reproductive isolation commonly results from ecological adaptation. In mimetic Heliconius butterflies, shifts in colour pattern contribute to pre- and post-mating reproductive isolation and are commonly correlated with speciation. Closely related mimetic species are therefore not expected, as they should lack several important sources of reproductive isolation. Results: Here we present phenotypic, behavioral and genetic evidence for the coexistence of two sympatric &#39;cryptic&#39; species near Florencia in the eastern Andes of Colombia that share the same orange rayed colour pattern. These represent H. melpomene malleti and a novel taxon in the H. cydno group, here designated as novel race of Heliconius timareta, Heliconius timareta florencia. No-choice mating experiments show that these sympatric forms have strong assortative mating (approximate to 96%) despite great similarity in colour pattern, implying enhanced divergence in pheromonal signals. Conclusion: We hypothesize that these species might have resulted from recent convergence in colour pattern, perhaps facilitated by hybrid introgression of wing pattern genes. en
dc.relation.ispartof Bmc Evolutionary Biology en
dc.title Two sisters in the same dress: Heliconius cryptic species en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 77447
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/1471-2148-8-324
rft.jtitle Bmc Evolutionary Biology
rft.volume 8
rft.spage 324
dc.description.SIUnit STRI en
dc.citation.spage 324


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