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Comparative Genomics of Cephalochordates
Cephalochordates, commonly known as lancelets or amphioxus, represent an ancient chordate lineage falling at the boundary between invertebrates and vertebrates. They are considered the best living proxy for the common ...
Evolutionary Genetics of Dictyostelids: Cryptic Species, Sociality and Sex
Dictyostelium discoideum serves as an ideal system to study social evolution because of the social stage of its lifecycle, where individuals aggregate to build a multicellular structure. However, much of its basic biology ...
Network-guided genome-wide studies reveal a complex genetic architecture of warfarin resistance in the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus)
A fundamental challenge in evolutionary biology and medical genetic research is to connect the phenotype (a disease in humans or an adaptive trait in animals or plants) with the genotype. Using a classical example of an ...
Evolutionary responses to global change: an experimental test of the effect of altered precipitation on hybridization rates in sunflower (Helianthus)
Climate change is rapidly altering natural ecosystems. Plastic and adaptive responses to climate change (i.e., range shifts and phenology) have been widely noted across taxa. However, the effects of climate change on ...
Carry-over effects in space: Beyond single species studies and towards metacommunity dynamics
The behavioral and physical traits of adults can be strongly influenced by conditions experienced during development. Consequently, variation in natal habitat quality across a landscape and through time can also lead to ...