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Evolution of Darwin’s finches and their beaks revealed by genome sequencing
Published in
Nature, February 2015
DOI 10.1038/nature14181
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Sangeet Lamichhaney, Jonas Berglund, Markus Sällman Almén, Khurram Maqbool, Manfred Grabherr, Alvaro Martinez-Barrio, Marta Promerová, Carl-Johan Rubin, Chao Wang, Neda Zamani, B. Rosemary Grant, Peter R. Grant, Matthew T. Webster, Leif Andersson


Darwin's finches, inhabiting the Galápagos archipelago and Cocos Island, constitute an iconic model for studies of speciation and adaptive evolution. Here we report the results of whole-genome re-sequencing of 120 individuals representing all of the Darwin's finch species and two close relatives. Phylogenetic analysis reveals important discrepancies with the phenotype-based taxonomy. We find extensive evidence for interspecific gene flow throughout the radiation. Hybridization has given rise to species of mixed ancestry. A 240 kilobase haplotype encompassing the ALX1 gene that encodes a transcription factor affecting craniofacial development is strongly associated with beak shape diversity across Darwin's finch species as well as within the medium ground finch (Geospiza fortis), a species that has undergone rapid evolution of beak shape in response to environmental changes. The ALX1 haplotype has contributed to diversification of beak shapes among the Darwin's finches and, thereby, to an expanded utilization of food resources.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 39 3%
Germany 10 <1%
Spain 9 <1%
Brazil 8 <1%
United Kingdom 8 <1%
Sweden 7 <1%
Japan 4 <1%
Portugal 4 <1%
Switzerland 4 <1%
Other 33 3%
Unknown 1104 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 337 27%
Researcher 241 20%
Student > Master 175 14%
Student > Bachelor 156 13%
Unspecified 60 5%
Other 261 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 864 70%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 153 12%
Unspecified 89 7%
Environmental Science 58 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 1%
Other 51 4%

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