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dc.contributor.authorVeale, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorFoster, B.J.
dc.contributor.authorDearden, P. K.
dc.contributor.authorWaters, J. M.
dc.description.abstractWing polymorphism is a prominent feature of numerous insect groups, but the genomic basis for this diversity remains poorly understood. Wing reduction is a commonly observed trait in many species of stonefies, particularly in cold or alpine environments. The widespread New Zealand stonefy Zelandoperla fenestrata species group (Z. fenestrata, Z. tillyardi, Z. pennulata) contains populations ranging from fully winged (macropterous) to vestigial-winged (micropterous), with the latter phenotype typically associated with high altitudes. The presence of fightless forms on numerous mountain ranges, separated by lowland fully winged populations, suggests wing reduction has occurred multiple times. We use Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS) to test for genetic diferentiation between fully winged (n=62) and vestigial-winged (n=34) individuals, sampled from a sympatric population of distinct wing morphotypes, to test for a genetic basis for wing morphology. While we found no population genetic diferentiation between these two morphotypes across 6,843 SNP loci, we did detect several outlier loci that strongly diferentiated morphotypes across independent tests. These fndings indicate that small regions of the genome are likely to be highly diferentiated between morphotypes, suggesting a genetic basis for wing reduction. Our results provide a clear basis for ongoing genomic analysis to elucidate critical regulatory pathways for wing development in Pterygota.en_NZ
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen_NZ
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dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealand stonefly (Zelandoperla fenestrata)en_NZ
dc.subjectZelandoperla fenestrataen_NZ
dc.subjectwing polymorphismen_NZ
dc.subjectgenotyping by sequencing (GBS)en_NZ
dc.subjectwing morphologyen_NZ
dc.titleGenotyping-by-sequencing supports a genetic basis for wing reduction in an alpine New Zealand stoneflyen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holder© Te Author(s) 2018en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden060411 Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Geneticsen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationVeale, A. J., Foster, B. J., Dearden, P. K., & Waters, J. M. (2018). Genotyping-by-sequencing supports a genetic basis for wing reduction in an alpine New Zealand stonefly. Scientific Reports, 8(16275), 1-12. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-34123-1en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleScientific Reportsen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeLondon, New York and Tokyoen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaNatural Sciences

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