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Some complexities in interpreting apparent effects of hitchhiking: a commentary on Gompert, Feder & Nosil (2021)
  • Brian Charlesworth,
  • Jeffrey Jensen
Brian Charlesworth
University of Edinburgh

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Jeffrey Jensen
Arizona State University
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We write to address recent claims by Gompert et al. (2021) about the potentially important and underappreciated phenomena of “indirect selection”, the observation that neutral regions may be affected by natural selection. We argue both that this phenomenon – generally known as genetic hitchhiking – is neither new nor poorly studied, and that the patterns described by the authors have multiple alternative explanations.
15 Dec 2021Submitted to Molecular Ecology
16 Dec 2021Submission Checks Completed
16 Dec 2021Assigned to Editor
04 Jan 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
22 Jan 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
03 Feb 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
24 Feb 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
24 Feb 20221st Revision Received
06 Jun 2022Editorial Decision: Accept