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Scent of a break-up: phylogeography and reproductive trait divergences in the red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius)

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2013
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Title
Scent of a break-up: phylogeography and reproductive trait divergences in the red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius)
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-13-263
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Authors

Thomas Lecocq, Simon Dellicour, Denis Michez, Patrick Lhomme, Maryse Vanderplanck, Irena Valterová, Jean-Yves Rasplus, Pierre Rasmont

Abstract

The Pleistocene climatic oscillations are considered as a major driving force of intraspecific divergence and speciation. During Ice Ages, populations isolated in allopatric glacial refugia can experience differentiation in reproductive traits through divergence in selection regimes. This phenomenon may lead to reproductive isolation and dramatically accentuates the consequences of the climatic oscillations on species. Alternatively, when reproductive isolation is incomplete and populations are expanding again, further mating between the formerly isolated populations can result in the formation of a hybrid zone, genetic introgression or reinforcement speciation through reproductive trait displacements. Therefore changes in reproductive traits driven by population movements during climatic oscillations can act as an important force in promoting pre-zygotic isolation. Notwithstanding, divergence of reproductive traits has not been approached in the context of climatic oscillations. Here we investigate the impact of population movements driven by climatic oscillations on a reproductive trait of a bumblebee species (Bombus lapidarius). We characterise the pattern of variation and differentiation across the species distribution (i) with five genes (nuclear and mitochondrial), and (ii) in the chemical composition of male marking secretions (MMS), a key trait for mate attraction in bumblebees.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Italy 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
Unknown 66 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 31%
Researcher 11 16%
Student > Bachelor 10 14%
Student > Master 6 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 7%
Other 5 7%
Unknown 11 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 50 71%
Environmental Science 6 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 1%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 1%
Unknown 12 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 January 2017.
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#1,886,978
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