Factors promoting polyploid persistence and diversification and limiting diploid speciation during the K–Pg interlude

December 31st, 2017
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Levin, D. A., and D. E. Soltis. 2018. Factors promoting polyploid persistence and diversification and limiting diploid speciation during the K–Pg interlude. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 42:1–7. [View on publisher’s site]

Highlights

Rapid population growth and dispersal foster polyploid species establishment.

Introgressive hybridization enhances the persistence of polyploid species.

Multiple independent origins of polyploid lineages promote their diversification.

The extinction of diploid species favors the production of autopolyploids.

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