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Top three of 2015 – Rob Denton

We had a great 2015 at The Molecular Ecologist. The blog’s contributors provided more than 200 posts last year. Maybe you’ve read a few or maybe you’ve read them all. Either way, things are getting even better in 2016. As … Continue reading

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Week in review, 6 December 2014

It’s been a busy week at The Molecular Ecologist! Here’s a roundup of our latest posts: Melissa pointed out a study of compensatory evolution in yeast, in which natural selection found a way around the loss of many different genes. … Continue reading

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What we’re reading: The diversification of bacteria, landscape genomics of cottonwood, and the skewed sex ratio of science

In the journals Plata G., C.S. Henry, and D. Vitkup. 2014. Long-term phenotypic evolution of bacteria. Nature. doi: 10.1038/nature13827. Overall, bacterial phenotypic evolution can be described by a two-stage process with a rapid initial phenotypic diversification followed by a slow … Continue reading

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What we’re reading: The color of cichlids, projected genomes, and simplifying NSF proposals

In the journals Albertson RC, KE Powder, Y Hu, KP Coyle, RB Roberts, and KJ Parsons. 2014. Genetic basis of continuous variation in the levels and modular inheritance of pigmentation in cichlid fishes. Molecular Ecology, 23: 5135–5150. doi: 10.1111/mec.12900. … … Continue reading

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What we’re reading: A meta-analysis of meta-analyses, plants’ cytoplasmic genomes, and science under political attack

In the journals Koricheva, J. and J. Gurevitch. 2014. Uses and misuses of meta-analysis in plant ecology. Journal of Ecology, 102: 828–844. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12224. We found many cases of imprecise and inaccurate usage of the term ‘meta-analysis’ in plant ecology, … Continue reading

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What we’re reading: QTLs of pine growth, climate-niche evolution, and the shape of Twitter conversations

In the journals Li Z., H.R. Hällingback, S. Abrahamsson, A Fries, B.A. Gull, M.J. Sillanpää and M.R. García-Gil. 2014. Functional multi-locus QTL mapping of temporal trends in Scots pine wood traits. G3: Genes | Genomes | Genetics. doi: 10.1534/g3.114.014068. Two … Continue reading

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What we’re reading: Sorting out whole-genome duplication, adaptation without tradeoffs, and is science leaving its logistic growth phase?

In the journals McGrath CL, J-F Gout, P Johri, TG Doak, and M Lynch. Differential retention and divergent resolution of duplicate genes following whole-genome duplication. 2014. Genome Res. 24: 1665-1675. doi: 10.1101/gr.173740.114. Finally, multiple sources of evidence indicate that [Paramecium] … Continue reading

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