Parallel plumage colour evolution and introgressive hybridization in wheatears

Schweizer, Manuel, Warmuth, Vera, Alaei Kakhki, Niloofar, Aliabadian, Mansour, Förschler, Marc, Shirihai, Hadoram, Suh, Alexander ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8979-9992 and Burri, Reto (2019) Parallel plumage colour evolution and introgressive hybridization in wheatears. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 32 (1). pp. 100-110. ISSN 1010-061X

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Abstract

Genetic and phenotypic mosaics, in which various phenotypes and different genomic regions show discordant patterns of species or population divergence, offer unique opportunities to study the role of ancestral and introgressed genetic variation in phenotypic evolution. Here, we investigated the evolution of discordant phenotypic and genetic divergence in a monophyletic clade of four songbird taxa—pied wheatear (O. pleschanka), Cyprus wheatear (Oenanthe cypriaca), and western and eastern subspecies of black-eared wheatear (O. h. hispanica and O. h. melanoleuca). Phenotypically, black back and neck sides distinguish pied and Cyprus wheatears from the white-backed/necked black-eared wheatears. Meanwhile, mitochondrial variation only distinguishes western black-eared wheatear. In the absence of nuclear genetic data, and given frequent hybridization among eastern black-eared and pied wheatear, it remains unclear whether introgression is responsible for discordance between mitochondrial divergence patterns and phenotypic similarities, or whether plumage coloration evolved in parallel. Multispecies coalescent analyses of about 20,000 SNPs obtained from RAD data mapped to a draft genome assembly resolve the species tree, provide evidence for the parallel evolution of colour phenotypes and establish western and eastern black-eared wheatears as independent taxa that should be recognized as full species. The presence of the entire admixture spectrum in the Iranian hybrid zone and the detection of footprints of introgression from pied into eastern black-eared wheatear beyond the hybrid zone despite strong geographic structure of ancestry proportions furthermore suggest a potential role for introgression in parallel plumage colour evolution. Our results support the importance of standing heterospecific and/or ancestral variation in phenotypic evolution.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: Science of Life Laboratory Swedish Biodiversity Program, Grant/Award Number: 2015-R14; Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Grant/Award Number: 32567.3; Iranian National Science Foundation, Grant/Award Number: 96010126; Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran Funding Information: We thank Martin Irestedt for help with DNA extractions; the Peabody Museum of Natural History of Yale University for contributing the draft genome reference individual (collection number YPM 101348); Max Käller, Mattias Ormestad and Remi-André Olsen for generating the genome data; and the EMBL core facilities Heidelberg for their support with sequencing. We thank the late Andreas J. Helbig and Martin Haase (Vogelwarte Hiddensee, Universität Greifswald) for providing samples, and Franz Bairlein, Olaf Geiter and Ivan Maggini (Vogelwarte Helgoland, Institute of Avian Research) for support with fieldwork. The scientific results have been computed at the High-Performance Computing Cluster EVE, a joint effort of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig. We would like to thank the administration and support staff of EVE: Thomas Schnicke and Ben Langenberg (UFZ), and Christian Krause (iDiv). We acknowledge support from the Science for Life Laboratory, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the National Genomics Infrastructure funded by the Swedish Research Council and the Uppsala Multidisciplinary Center for Advanced Computational Science for assistance with high-throughput sequencing and access to the UPPMAX computational infrastructure. N.A.K was supported by grants from the Iranian National Science Foundation (INSF, 96010126), the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (32567.3) and the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran. A.S. was supported by a grant from the Science of Life Laboratory Swedish Biodiversity Program (2015-R14). Funding Information: We thank Martin Irestedt for help with DNA extractions; the Peabody Museum of Natural History of Yale University for contributing the draft genome reference individual (collection number YPM 101348); Max K?ller, Mattias Ormestad and Remi-Andr? Olsen for generating the genome data; and the EMBL core facilities Heidelberg for their support with sequencing. We thank the late Andreas J. Helbig and Martin Haase (Vogelwarte Hiddensee, Universit?t Greifswald) for providing samples, and Franz Bairlein, Olaf Geiter and Ivan Maggini (Vogelwarte Helgoland, Institute of Avian Research) for support with fieldwork. The scientific results have been computed at the High-Performance Computing Cluster EVE, a joint effort of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig. We would like to thank the administration and support staff of EVE: Thomas Schnicke and Ben Langenberg (UFZ), and Christian Krause (iDiv). We acknowledge support from the Science for Life Laboratory, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the National Genomics Infrastructure funded by the Swedish Research Council and the Uppsala Multidisciplinary Center for Advanced Computational Science for assistance with high-throughput sequencing and access to the UPPMAX computational infrastructure. N.A.K was supported by grants from the Iranian National Science Foundation (INSF, 96010126), the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (32567.3) and the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran. A.S. was supported by a grant from the Science of Life Laboratory Swedish Biodiversity Program (2015-R14). Publisher Copyright: © 2018 European Society For Evolutionary Biology. Journal of Evolutionary Biology © 2018 European Society For Evolutionary Biology
Uncontrolled Keywords: incomplete lineage sorting,introgression,melanin-based coloration,standing genetic variation,ecology, evolution, behavior and systematics ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1100/1105
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
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Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2022 13:37
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2022 07:15
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/88399
DOI: 10.1111/jeb.13401

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