Lab Meeting 18 April: Manuscript Help!

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We’re going to be changing it up for this week’s lab meeting. This week, I would like some feedback on a manuscript which is also the last chapter of my thesis (whoop!). It is still a work in progress so while any feedback is welcome, I’d really like suggestions about the direction of the paper.

Lab Meeting 28 March: Sticklebacks and the genetics of adaptation

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We’re going to switch topics to sticklebacks for the next 3 weeks, and there’s plenty to talk about. I’d like to begin with consideration of research exploring the genetic architecture of ecomorph traits in sticklebacks, and how these studies contribute to resolving outstanding, largely theoretical debates about the the nature of adaptive evolution. So we’ll […]

Lab Meeting, 21 March: More on Ficedula

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We will read two data driven papers this week: Ellegren, H., L. Smeds, R. Burri, P. I. Olason, N. Backström, T. Kawakami, A. Künstner, H. Mäkinen, K. Nadachowska-Brzyska, A. Qvarnström, S. Uebbing, and J. B. W. Wolf. 2012. The genomic landscape of species divergence in Ficedula flycatchers. Nature 491:756–760. [doi link] Wiley, C., A. Qvarnström, […]

Lab Meeting, 7 March: Ficedula Reviews

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To start our discussion of flycatchers we will read two reviews: Qvarnström, A., A. M. Rice and H. Ellegren. 2010. Speciation in Ficedula flycatchers. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 365:1841–1852. [doi link] Qvarnström, A. and R. I. Bailey. 2009. Speciation through evolution of sex-linked genes. Heredity 102:4–15. [doi link]

Lab Meeting, Feb. 28: Recombination and Speciation in Mice

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We’re going to conclude our readings on the genomics of speciation in mice by reading papers related to recombination and speciation. The first paper is a recent review by Nachman and Payseur that attempts to disentangle the contributions of reduced gene flow and selection at linked sites to genomic differentiation in regions of low recombination in mice and […]

Lab Meeting, Feb. 21: Hybrid Male Sterility in Mice

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For this week, we’ll be discussing two recent papers on the genetics of male sterility in house mouse hybrids. The paper by White et al. (2012)  investigates the genetics of hybrid male sterility via laboratory crossing experiments involving Mus musculus musculus and M. m. domesticus, while the Turner et al. (2012) report investigates hybrid male […]

Lab Meeting Feb. 14th: Mouse Hybrid Zones

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We’ll meet this Thursday at 4PM. Below the fold, I’m including a list of papers on the emerging model systems – Ficedula flycatchers, Heliconius butterflies, sticklebacks, and mice – that we plan to discuss this semester. Note that this list of papers is not comprehensive (it’s really just a list of the papers I read […]