Two Ways of Speciation

  • N. N. Vorontsov
  • E. A. Lyapunova
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Speciation is a multifactorial process. Causal factors, forming species in space and time, are different. Natural selection and neutralism, genetic drift and isolation, geographical and chromosomal speciation and allopatric and sympatric ways are not exclusive or alternative explanations of evolutionary processes. All these factors, as well as forms and ways of speciation have a distribution in various groups and in various stages of evolution.


Ground Squirrel English Summary Synaptonemal Complex Robertsonian Translocation Common Vole 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. N. Vorontsov
    • 1
  • E. A. Lyapunova
    • 1
  1. 1.N.K. Koltzov Institute of Developmental BiologyUSSR Academy of SciencesMoscowUSSR

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