Table 1

Predictor and response variables for development of reproductive isolations in the ring species Ensatina eschscholtzii.

Population comparison

N

Response Variable

Predictor Variables


Degree of Genetic Admixture (%)

Genetic Divergence

Ecological Divergence


Time since Divergence

Climatic dissimilarity (%)

Vegetation dissimilarity (%)

mtDNA distance (corrected PiXY)

nDNA distance (DN)


contacts around the ring:

plat a vs croc

9

88.9

2.9

0.11

51.9

82.9

plat a vs plat b

6

100.0

8.6

0.25

82.5

16.4

plat c vs plat d

11

81.8

5.5

0.17

100.0

33.3

oreg a vs oreg b

8

87.5

6.8

0.17

71.3

36.1

oreg b vs pict

23

56.5

3.1

0.39

93.1

47.6

oreg c vs oreg e

10

100.0

1.6

0.13

100.0

39.4

oreg d vs oreg e

8

100.0

11.0

0.16

85.3

32.0

oreg f vs xant a

6

100.0

13.8

0.31

80.2

29.3

oreg g vs xant b

8

50.0

11.0

0.21

58.0

29.0

xant a vs xant b

9

75.0

5.6

0.12

100.0

13.8

mid-ring contact:

xant c vs plat b

323

35.9

12.9

0.4

86.3

4.6

contacts at the terminus of the ring:

esch vs klau b

18

11.1

10.1

0.56

94.7

60.3

esch vs klau a

88

5.7

10.5

0.6

100.0

24.0


Pereira et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:194   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-194

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