Important new paper on redpoll finch genomics

Nick Mason and Scott Taylor have an (I think) important new paper coming out in Molecular Ecology on the lack of genetic differentiation, but presence of gene expression differences, among redpoll finch “species.” The online-early version is here. Stay tuned for more posts on this study, complete with press releases. Will this lead to the lumping of Common and Hoary Redpolls? We’ll have to wait and see…220px-Carduelis_flammea_CT6

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