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The Plausibility of Allochronic Speciation

Schepers, J. (2015) The Plausibility of Allochronic Speciation. Bachelor's Thesis, Biology.

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The role of allochronic speciation has long time been controversial. Yet divergence of timing in yearly, seasonal and daily routines of organisms can have great impact on reproductive timing and therefore finding a suitable partner. In this thesis the basic forms of speciation will be further outlined before reviewing literature on allochronic speciation in plants, allochronic speciation in animals and the involvement of circadian rhythms in allochronic speciation. Furthermore, the overall plausibility of allochrony and its prerequisites will be discussed. The review of literature indicates allochronic speciation is an overlooked form of speciation with a lot of potential, yet unfortunately the exact mechanisms behind driven allochrony remain unclear. Therefore, future research should focus towards getting a better understanding of those mechanisms behind driving allochrony.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Biology
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:09
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:09

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