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Genomic variation data for the wagtail hybrid zone

Citation

Semenov, Georgy et al. (2020), Genomic variation data for the wagtail hybrid zone, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.dv41ns1wv

Abstract

Genome-wide variation in introgression rates across hybrid zones offers a powerful opportunity for studying population differentiation. One poorly understood pattern of introgression is the geographic displacement of a trait implicated in lineage divergence from genome-wide population boundaries. While difficult to interpret, this pattern can facilitate the dissection of trait genetic architecture because traits become uncoupled from their ancestral genomic background. We studied an example of trait displacement generated by the introgression of head plumage coloration from personata to alba subspecies of the white wagtail. A previous study of the wagtail hybrid zone in Siberia revealed that the geographic transition in this sexual signal that mediates assortative mating was offset from other traits and genetic markers. We show that head plumage is associated with two small genetic regions. Despite having a simple genetic architecture, head plumage inheritance is consistent with partial dominance and epistasis, which could contribute to its asymmetric introgression.

Funding

American Genetic Association, Award: 82445072

Science for Life Laboratory

British Ornithologists' Union,

Knut och Alice Wallenbergs foundation

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

Swedish Research Council, Award: 2015-04402

Jornvall Foundation

American Genetic Association, Award: 82445072

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

Swedish Research Council, Award: 2015-04402

Jornvall Foundation