After a certainly unique summer featuring many adjustments but also many great online conferences, classes are back in session at UR. To bring back something familiar, here are the papers that will be discussed during this week’s Journal Club on Tuesday the 15th at 11:05 (see department emails for access to the zoom link).
The focus is on the Bateson-Dobzhansky-Muller Model and will include a classic 1936 paper by Theodosius Dobzhansky, “Studies of hybrid sterility. II. Localization of sterility factors in Drosophila pseudoobscura hybrids” and a 1995 by our own Allen Orr, “The population genetics of speciation: the evolution of hybrid
Please join us this Tuesday at 11:05 – 12:15 in Hutch 316. Lindsey and Songeun will be presenting these papers:
“Disruptive selection and the genetic basis of bill size polymorphism in the African finch Pyrenestes” by Smith (1993)
“Growth factor gene IGF1 is associated with bill size in the black-bellied seedcracker Pyrenestes ostrinus” by vonHoldt et al (2018)
“Divergence and Functional Degradation of a Sex Chromosome-like Supergene” by Tuttle et al (2016)
Please join us this Tuesday at 11:05 – 12:15 in Hutch 316. Rose and I will be presenting these papers:
“Barson et al. 2015. “Sex-dependent dominance at a single locus maintains variation in age at maturity in salmon”
Ruzicka et al. 2019. “Genome-wide sexually antagonistic variants reveal long-standing constraints on sexual dimorphism in fruit flies”.
Please join us this Tuesday at 11:05 – 12:15 in Hutch 316. Songeun and Lauren will be presenting these papers: “Rapid and adaptive evolution of MHC genes under parasite selection in experimental vertebrate populations.” by Eizaguirre et al., 2012 and “Immunogenetic novelty confers a selective advantage in host-pathogen coevolution.” by Phillips et al., 2018.
Please join us this Tuesday at 11:05 – 12:15 in Hutch 316. Emery and Rose will be presenting these papers focusing on negative frequency dependent selection: “Mating advantage of rare males in wild guppy populations” by Hughes et al., 2013 and “Herbivore-Mediated Interaction Promotes the Maintenance of Trichome Dimorphism through Negative Frequency-Dependent Selection” by Sato and Kudoh, 2017.
Please join us this Tuesday at 11:05 – 12:15 in Hutch 316. Omid and I will be presenting the papers “Genomic Evidence of Rapid and Stable Adaptive Oscillations over Seasonal Time Scales in Drosophila” by Bergland et al. (2014), and “Signatures of Environmental Genetic Adaptation Pinpoint Pathogens as the Main Selective Pressure through Human Evolution” by Fumagalli et al. (2011).
Please join us this Tuesday at 11:05 – 12:15 in Hutch 316. Emery and Omid will be presenting the papers Field et al., 2016 “Detection of human adaptation during the past 2000 years” and Uricchio et al., 2019 “An evolutionary compass for detecting signals of polygenic selection and mutational bias”.
To start a new semester of Journal Club, please join us this Thursday at 11:05 – 12:15 in Hutch 316. Nilima and Lauren will be presenting the papers Berg and Coop, 2014 “A population genetic signal of polygenic adaptation” and Turchin et al., 2012 “Evidence of widespread selection on standing variation in Europe at height-associated SNPs”.
Please join us next Tuesday (2/6) from 12:30-2pm in Hutch 316 for Journal Club. We will continue reading papers authored by the faculty candidates. I will be presenting Dr. Geiler-Samerotte’s paper entitled: “Selection Transforms the Landscape of Genetic Variation Interacting with Hsp90”
As we discussed today in Journal Club, starting next week we will begin to read papers of faculty candidates aligning with their seminars.
Please join us next Tuesday (1/30) from 12:30-2pm in Hutch 316 for Journal Club. I’ll be presenting Dr. Parker’s “Genotype specificity among hosts, pathogens, and beneficial microbes influences the strength of symbiont-mediated protection” paper.