Saturday, March 20, 2010
Geographic vs. Sympatric Speciation
It is widely accepted that geographically isolated populations can develop into separate species However, on page 184, Coyne mentions that Darwin believed that "new species, espectially plants, could arise from within a very small, circumscribed area." This type of speciation is called sympatric speciation. Describe geographic speciation and sympatric speciation, and why some biologists argue over the practicality of sympatric speciation.