Monthly Archives: October 2011

Gene expresion adaptation ‘signs’ in!

The review by Hunter Fraser discusses the role of gene expression in adaptation, the challenges facing the field, recent genome-wide studies that allow the rejection of the null model of neutrality and how the latter thus help to determine, with … Continue reading

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Elmer & Meyer 2011: Adaptation in the age of ecological genomics: insights from parallelism and convergence

Natural selection is one of the two major forces which drive evolution of species, morphs and phenotypes. However, due to the confounding effects of environmental stochasticity, replication at the taxon level is needed for better understanding the influence and importance … Continue reading

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Bernatchez et al. 2010: On the origin of species: insights from the ecological genomics of lake whitefish

In the first paper being discussed in the tutorial (~journal club) of Genomics-Ecology-Evolution etc., the authors (Bernatchez et al.) had a pleasant task of reviewing their own long-term study on white fish species-pair (Coregonus clupeaformis and C.lavaretus). The paper gives … Continue reading

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On the origin of species insights from the ecological genomics of lake whitefish: Louis Bernatchez1 et al; Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B (2010)

Evolution, as explained by Darwin’s theory of origin, is a process of population divergence and speciation by natural selection and adaptation driven by ecological heterogeneity and competitive interactions. Several studies conducted in light of this theory as well as large … Continue reading

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