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Extreme Lewontin's paradox in ubiquitous marine phytoplankton species

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Larger populations are expected to have larger genetic diversity. However, as pointed out by Lewontin in 1974, the range of population sizes exceeds the range of genetic diversity by many orders of magnitude (aka “Lewontin’s paradox”, LP). The reasons for LP remain obscure. Here I report an extreme case of LP in astronomically large populations of the ubiquitous unicellular marine phytoplankton species Emiliania huxleyi (Haptophyta) – the species that accounts for 10 to 20% of primary product...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/molbev/msy195

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Plant Sciences
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Molecular Biology and Evolution Journal website
Volume:
36
Issue:
1
Pages:
4-14
Publication date:
2018-10-23
Acceptance date:
2018-10-15
DOI:
EISSN:
1537-1719
ISSN:
0737-4038
Source identifiers:
929167
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pubs:929167
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uuid:29b455f3-aaf7-4d65-a1a5-ee14125cddbd
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pubs:929167
Deposit date:
2018-10-18

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