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    • The genetic basis and enigmatic origin of melanic polymorphism in the pomarine skua (Stercorarius pomarinus) 

      Janssen, Kirstin; Mundy, Nicholas I. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2017-12-06)
      A key outstanding issue in adaptive evolution is the relationship between the genetics of intraspecific polymorphism and interspecific evolution. Here, we show that the pale/dark ventral plumage polymorphism that occurs in both the pomarine skua (Stercorarius pomarinus) and Arctic skua (S. parasiticus) is the result of convergent evolution at the same locus (MC1R), involving some of the same amino ...