Journal of Biology, the premier biology journal published by BioMed
Central, has published the first minireview covering an article from the BMC
series of journals.
In the review,
entitled Landscape genetics goes to
sea, Michael Hanson and Jakob Hemmer-Hansen discuss the constraints placed
on the gene flow of marine populations by environmental and geographical
barriers. This review highlights a
recent study by Fontaine et
al, published in BMC
Biology, describing how such constraints may have led to the genetic
isolation of populations of harbour propoises in some locations.
The scope of minireview articles in Journal
of Biology was recently expanded to include open access articles of
particular interest published by BioMed Central, and this is the first such
article to appear in the journal.