Monthly Archives: May 2013

Analyses of pig genomes provide insight into porcine demography and evolution

Pig domestication has started over 10 000 years ago and has had important consequences on human life, changing our agricultural and medical practices. Much has been argued on whether pig was domesticated independently across multiple locations or it was adopted … Continue reading

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Genomic analysis of a key innovation in an experimental Escherichia coli population

In this paper Richard E. Lenski and colleague are showing an example of how efficient adaptation by natural selection is. During 20 year they have been growing twelve populations of Escherichia coli in glucose medium containing also abundant citrate, this … Continue reading

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Genome Patterns of Selection and Introgression of Haplotypes in Natural Populations of the House Mouse (Mus musculus)

1. How genomes evolve in natural populations? is a question that, despite to be a long-standing search for geneticists, recent molecular genomic approaches may help to understand. Their evolution among natural populations may be shaped by forces derived from … Continue reading

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