The first meeting in the new series of the CEG Journal Club will take place on Monday 5/11/12. We will discuss “Real time evolution of new genes by Innovation, Amplification and Divergence” by Naesvall et al. 2012 (http://www.sciencemag.org/content/338/6105/384.abstract).
Meeting at 4 pm in the Zoology basement seminar room.
The third CEG Workshop will take place on the 14th of January 2011 in the Department of Genetics. The aim of this workshop is to bring together people working on different topics of evolutionary genetics in Cambridge. The program can be found here:CEG-program_full
Hopi Hoekstra (Harvard), Max Reuter (UCL) and Jon Slate (University of Sheffield) will be the invited speakers at this year’s workshop.
The diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, is a worldwide agricultural pest. Different populations have evolved resistance to all major insecticide classes.
Photo credit: Heiko Vogel, MPI
From Bradley, B. J. and N. I. Mundy (2008) The primate palette: The evolution of primate coloration. Evolutionary Anthropology. 17, 97-111.
Taken from Bradley, B. J., Pedersen, A. and N. I. Mundy (2009) Blue eyes in lemurs and humans: same phenotype,
different genetic mechanism. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 139, 269-273.
Gene genealogies for a wing pattern gene in a hybrid species, Heliconius heurippa, which has acquired its wing pattern from two divergent parental species. Published in PLoS Genetics, May 2010.
Taken from PLoS Genet 5(10): e1000698. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000698
A caterpillar and a microarray (not to scale)
The Butterfly Genetics Group study speciation in the closely related sympatric species H. melpomene and H. cydno