The Radiation of Darwin's Giant Daisies in the Galápagos Islands

Mario Fernández-Mazuecos, Pablo Vargas, Ross A. McCauley, David Monjas, Ana Otero, Jaime A. Chaves, Juan Ernesto Guevara Andino, Gonzalo Rivas-Torres

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Fernández-Mazuecos et al. use phylogenomic tools to investigate the radiation of Scalesia (“Darwin's finches of the plant world”) in the natural laboratory of the Galápagos Islands. By reconstructing diversification of the 15 species in space and time, they shed light on evolutionary patterns and processes in island plant radiations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4989-4998.e7
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number24
StatePublished - 21 Dec 2020


  • Asteraceae
  • Charles Darwin
  • Galápagos Islands
  • Scalesia
  • adaptive radiation
  • convergent evolution
  • evolutionary radiation
  • genotyping by sequencing
  • oceanic islands
  • phylogenomics


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