Natural Selections is a reading group for discussing recent and fundamental research papers pertaining to evolutionary genetics.
Time: For the Spring 2023 semester we will meet in person every other Thursday at 11:00 AM. Our first meeting of the semester is Feb. 2.
Location: Room 1360 in the Genetics Building.
To join the mailing list go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Reach out to Emma Howell with any questions or to propose future readings.
Structure: Group members will sign up to choose papers and present a brief summary at the meeting. A broad range of papers are potentially appropriate for this reading group, but (a) please review the paper yourself first to ensure it is a good choice, and (b) consider choosing papers with a good level of detail, i.e., not just from Nature/Science.
PDF files of these papers can be found on Box.
Feb. 2. Patton et al. (2022) Hybridization alters the shape of the genotypic fitness landscape, increasing access to novel fitness peaks during adaptive radiation. eLife 11:e72905.
Nov. 21. Tepolt et al. (2021) Balanced polymorphism fuels rapid selection in an invasive crab despite high gene flow and low genetic diversity. Mol. Ecol. 31:55-69.
Nov. 7. Sohail et al. (2022) Inferring epistasis from genetic time-series data. Mol. Biol. Evol. 39:msac199.
Oct. 24. Carrión et al. (2022) The terroir of the finch: How spatial and temporal variation shapes phenotypic traits in Darwin’s finches. Ecology and Evolution 12:e9399.
Oct. 10. de Manuel M, Wu FL, Przeworski M. (2022) A paternal bias in germline mutation is widespread in amniotes and can arise independently of cell division numbers. eLife 11:e80008.
Sept. 26. Böndel KB, Samuels T, Craig RJ, Ness RW, Colegrave N and Keightley PD (2022) The distribution of fitness effects of spontaneous mutations in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii inferred using frequency changes under experimental evolution. Plos Genet. 18:e1009840.
May 5. Leinonen T, McCairns RJS, O’Hara R and Merilä J. (2013) QST-FST comparisons: evolutionary and ecological insights from genomic heterogeneity. Nat. Rev. Genet. 14:179-190.
Apr. 21. Liu H and Zhang J (2021) The rate and molecular spectrum of mutation are selectively maintained in yeast. Nat. Comm. 12:4044.
Apr. 7. Orr HA (1998) Genetics of adaptation: The distribution of factors fixed during adaptive evolution. Evolution 52:935-949. See also: Connallon T and Hodgins KA (2021) Allen Orr and the genetics of adaptation. Evolution 75:2624-2640.
Mar. 24. Tennessen JA (2018) Gene buddies: linked balanced polymorphisms reinforce each other even in the absence of epistasis. PeerJ doi:10.7717/peerj.5110.
Mar 10. Naser-Khdour S, Minh BQ, and Lanfear R (2021) Assessing confidence in root placement on phylogenies: An empirical study using nonreversible models for mammals. Syst. Biol. doi:10.1093/sysbio/syab067.
Feb. 24. Cano AV, Rozhoňová H, Stoltxfus A, McCandlish DM, and Payne JL (2022) Mutation bias shapes the spectrum of adaptive substitutions. PNAS 119:e2119720119.
Feb. 10. Booker TR, Yeaman S, and Whitlock MC. (2020) Global adaptation complicates the interpretation of genome scans for local adaptation. Evol. Lett. 5:4-15.
Dec. 13. Wilson AJ, Pemberton JM, Pilkington JG, Coltman DW, Mifsud DV, Clutton-Brock TH, and Kruuk LEB (2006) Environmental coupling of selection and heritability limits evolution. Plos Biol. 4(7): e216.
Nov. 29. Kinsler G, Geiler-Samerotte K and Petrov DA (2020) Fitness variation across subtle environmental perturbations reveals local modularity and global pleiotropy of adaptation. eLife 9:e61271.
Nov. 15. Barghi N and Schlotterer C (2020) Distinct patterns of selective sweep and polygenic adaptation in evolve and resequence studies. Genome Bio. Evol. 12:890-904.
Nov. 1. Reddy G and Desai MM (2021) Global epistasis emerges from a generic model of a complex trait. eLife 10:e64740.
Oct. 18. Ågren JA (2021) Sewall Wright’s criticism of the gene’s-eye view of evolution. Evolution 75:2326-2334.
Oct. 4. Buffalo V (2021) Quantifying the relationship between genetic diversity and population size suggests natural selection cannot explain Lewontin’s Paradox. eLife;10:e67509.