About this Research Topic
Hundreds of cases involving hybridization have been recorded in the past years, though mostly based on a few nuclear or chloroplast loci and morphological characters. The advances in next-generation sequencing technologies can yield hundreds of informative loci at a relatively low cost. Together with an expansion of bioinformatic analysis tools, many orders of magnitude in the amount of data could be generated to provide finer resolution on hybridization processes across the genome, allowing inference of selection, demographic history, and admixture patterns across timescales.
We welcome the submission of different article types, including original research papers, methods, reviews, mini-reviews, perspectives, etc., on the following subthemes but not limited to:
• Molecular evidence for natural hybridization under global changes
• The role of hybridization in plant adaptation to environmental changes
• Hybridization and plant invasion
• Hybridization and conservation of endangered plant species
Keywords: hybridization, introgression, reticulation, gene flow
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