Department Fish Ecology and Evolution
Genomic insights into the vulnerability of sympatric whitefish species flocks
December 20, 2018
They have also found genomic signatures indicating hybridisation that is stronger in the more polluted Lake Zurich. They also found four genomic loci that show that there are parallel divergent adaptations between the shallow-water benthic species and the two deeper-water species. The genomic analysis gives a clear indication that divergent natural selection between the sympatric whitefish species in pre-alpine lakes is important for the evolution and conservation of the species and that they respond strongly to anthropogenic environmental change.