Category Archives: phylogenetics

Getting started with Ultra Conserved Elements

Cross posted on ngcrawford.com If you attended Evolution 2013, you probably heard quite a lot of chatter about ultra conserved elements. Essentially, ultra conserved elements (UCEs) are parts of the genome that are highly conserved between different species. Although UCEs … Continue reading

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Want to share your code?

In this line of work, we have all encountered tasks that are tedious, time consuming, and repetitive.  (Or if not, maybe give it a bit more time.) When confronted with these situations, people tend to fall into one of two … Continue reading

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Will climate change be more relentless than evolution?

Ask any biologist what she considers the most urgently important example of adaptive evolution, and—even if she isn’t currently writing a grant proposal—she’ll probably mention global climate change. More than a century of pumping greenhouse gasses into Earth’s atmosphere has … Continue reading

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