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Geographic patterns of genetic differentiation and plumage colour variation are different in the pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)

Lehtonen, Paula K.; Laaksonen, Toni; Artemyev, Aleksandr V.; Belskii, Eugen; Both, Christian; Bures, Stanislav; Bushuev, Andrey V.; Krams, Indrikis; Moreno, Juan and Mägi, Marko, et al. (2009) In Molecular Ecology 18(21). p.4463-4476
Abstract
The pied flycatcher is one of the most phenotypically variable bird species in Europe. The geographic variation in phenotypes has often been attributed to spatial variation in selection regimes that is associated with the presence or absence of the congeneric collared flycatcher. Spatial variation in phenotypes could however also be generated by spatially restricted gene flow and genetic drift. We examined the genetic population structure of pied flycatchers across the breeding range and applied the phenotypic Q(ST) (P(ST))-F(ST) approach to detect indirect signals of divergent selection on dorsal plumage colouration in pied flycatcher males. Allelic frequencies at neutral markers were found to significantly differ among populations... (More)
The pied flycatcher is one of the most phenotypically variable bird species in Europe. The geographic variation in phenotypes has often been attributed to spatial variation in selection regimes that is associated with the presence or absence of the congeneric collared flycatcher. Spatial variation in phenotypes could however also be generated by spatially restricted gene flow and genetic drift. We examined the genetic population structure of pied flycatchers across the breeding range and applied the phenotypic Q(ST) (P(ST))-F(ST) approach to detect indirect signals of divergent selection on dorsal plumage colouration in pied flycatcher males. Allelic frequencies at neutral markers were found to significantly differ among populations breeding in central and southern Europe whereas northerly breeding pied flycatchers were found to be one apparently panmictic group of individuals. Pairwise differences between phenotypic (P(ST)) and neutral genetic distances (F(ST)) were positively correlated after removing the most differentiated Spanish and Swiss populations from the analysis, suggesting that genetic drift may have contributed to the observed phenotypic differentiation in some parts of the pied flycatcher breeding range. Differentiation in dorsal plumage colouration however greatly exceeded that observed at neutral genetic markers, which indicates that the observed pattern of phenotypic differentiation is unlikely to be solely maintained by restricted gene flow and genetic drift. (Less)
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genetic differentiation, phylogeography, passerine birds, microsatellites, pigmentation, PST–FST, colonization
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Molecular Ecology
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10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04364.x
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  abstract     = {The pied flycatcher is one of the most phenotypically variable bird species in Europe. The geographic variation in phenotypes has often been attributed to spatial variation in selection regimes that is associated with the presence or absence of the congeneric collared flycatcher. Spatial variation in phenotypes could however also be generated by spatially restricted gene flow and genetic drift. We examined the genetic population structure of pied flycatchers across the breeding range and applied the phenotypic Q(ST) (P(ST))-F(ST) approach to detect indirect signals of divergent selection on dorsal plumage colouration in pied flycatcher males. Allelic frequencies at neutral markers were found to significantly differ among populations breeding in central and southern Europe whereas northerly breeding pied flycatchers were found to be one apparently panmictic group of individuals. Pairwise differences between phenotypic (P(ST)) and neutral genetic distances (F(ST)) were positively correlated after removing the most differentiated Spanish and Swiss populations from the analysis, suggesting that genetic drift may have contributed to the observed phenotypic differentiation in some parts of the pied flycatcher breeding range. Differentiation in dorsal plumage colouration however greatly exceeded that observed at neutral genetic markers, which indicates that the observed pattern of phenotypic differentiation is unlikely to be solely maintained by restricted gene flow and genetic drift.},
  author       = {Lehtonen, Paula K. and Laaksonen, Toni and Artemyev, Aleksandr V. and Belskii, Eugen and Both, Christian and Bures, Stanislav and Bushuev, Andrey V. and Krams, Indrikis and Moreno, Juan and Mägi, Marko and Nord, Andreas and Potti, Jaime and Ravussin, Pierre-Alain and Sirkiä, Päivi M. and Saetre, Glenn-Peter and Primmer, Craig R.},
  issn         = {0962-1083},
  keyword      = {genetic differentiation,phylogeography,passerine birds,microsatellites,pigmentation,PST–FST,colonization},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {21},
  pages        = {4463--4476},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Molecular Ecology},
  title        = {Geographic patterns of genetic differentiation and plumage colour variation are different in the pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04364.x},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2009},
}