[Tweeters] yellow-rumped warblers, migration and mitochondria

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Thu Oct 3 09:27:24 PDT 2013

hello everyone,

i have been immersed in writing a story about an elegant research study of
yellow-rumped warblers that was just published in the journal EVOLUTION by
a group from UBC. basically, this study shows that audubon's warblers have
"borrowed" mitochondria from myrtle warblers and thus, they are (mostly)
migratory, just as myrtle warblers are. however, there is a sedentary
population of black-fronted warblers in mexico whose mitochondria are
present in the southern population of audubon's warblers -- and those
warblers are also sedentary!

here's the story, along with links to several very interesting papers that
you may enjoy reading:


please feel free to share,

Devorah Bennu, PhD
birdologist at gmail.com
The most valuable service you can perform is to think independently
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