Sympatric speciation

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K.K. Verma


The prevailing notion is that allopatry is the main driver of divergence between populations, leading to speciation. But a number of recent studies show that speciation occurs in sympatry too, that sympatric speciation is quite common, perhaps more common than hitherto believed. Such studies have been reviewed in this communication.

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K.K. Verma

K.K. Verma is a PhD in Zoology, and has taught Zoology/Entomology for about 35 years in M.P. Govt. P.G. colleges. What perhaps is specially notable is that out of 67 research/review papers, published by him in national and international journals 44 have been published after his retirement in 1991.