Stepfanie on flicker hybrids and their coloration genes

PhD student Stepfanie Aguillon presented a talk in the AOS conference hybridization symposium that she herself co-organized. Stepfanie’s talk addressed patterns of differentiation across the Northern Flicker hybrid zone, and her whole-genome approaches to discovering the specific genetic basis of the plumage traits that so clearly distinguish Yellow-shafted from Red-shafted Flickers, but which mix-and-match in their hybrids.

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