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30.09.2014

Integrating genomics into evolutionary medicine

In this study researchers highlight some evolutionary biology principles applied to medicine; what has been done, why it is not fully working and which are the prospects for the near future. The article is part of a series about "Genetics of Human Origins", edited by Aida Andrés & Katja Nowick.

23.09.2014

Description of a simple method to predict the invasion success of an exotic species. The example of mediterranean fish

In this study recently published in Ecology Letters magazine researchers describe a simple method (based on morphospaces) to predict the invasion success of an exotic species, using the mediterranean fish case study. Consistently with an old idea (from Darwin) invaders with a morphology that departs from the existing, resident "cloud" of morphologies is also more likely to exploit empty niches. 
22.09.2014

Reproducibility and Consistency of Proteomic Experiments on Natural Populations of a Non-Model Aquatic Insect

Ref. Art. Hidalgo-Galiana A, Monge M, Biron DG, Canals F, Ribera I, et al. 2014. Reproducibility and Consistency of Proteomic Experiments on Natural Populations of a Non-Model Aquatic Insect. PLoS ONE 9(8): e104734. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0104734
22.09.2014

Secondary contact and local adaptation contribute to genome-wide patterns of clinal variation in Drosophila melanogaster

Ref. Art. Secondary contact and local adaptation contribute to genome-wide patterns of clinal variation in Drosophila melanogaster. 2014. Alan O. Bergland, Ray Tobler, Josefa González, Paul Schmidt, Dmitri Petrov. bioRxiv doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/009084
18.09.2014

Genetic Makeup of Europeans

Researchers compare ancient hunter-gatherers and early farmers to present-day human genomes and find that Europeans today trace their ancestry to three ancient populations Ref. Art. Lazaridis et al. 2014. Ancient human genomes suggest three ancestral populations for present-day Europeans. Nature 513, 409-413. doi:10.1038/nature13673
17.09.2014

Origins and diversification of subsociality in leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Chrysomelinae

Ref. Art: Origins and diversification of subsociality in leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Chrysomelinae). 2014.  Chaboo,C., et al. Journal of Natural History . Vol. 48, Iss. 37-38, 2014
17.09.2014

The genome of iberian pig has hardly Changed in five centuries

Ref. Art. Ramírez, et al. 2014. Genome data from a sixteenth century pig illuminate modern breed relationships. Heredity. Advance online publication 10 September 2014; doi: 10.1038/hdy.2014.81
15.09.2014

Sequencing and analysis of gibbon genome sheds light on its complex evolution and the role of repeats in chromosomal rearrangements

Researchers from IBE and CNAG participate in an international consortium to decipher the gibbon genome, which will provide clues for human health research.
"This is the last ape to be sequenced and the end of an era in human comparative genomics," said Tomas Marques-Bonet. "Now we have tools - the genomes - for all the closest species to humans."
Ref Art: Carbone al. (inclouding Jessica Hernandez, Belen Lorente-Galdos, Xavier Quilez, Marcos Fernández-Callejo, Marta Gut, Ivo Gut i Tomàs Marquès Bonet). 2014. Gibbon genome and the fast karyotype evolution of small apes". Nature. 11/9/2014. 
05.09.2014

7ena edició Programa Professors i Ciència de la Fundació Catalunya la Pedrera. Inscriptions now open!

The Institute of Evolutionary Biology participates this year with the course: "La conservació de la biodiversitat: el cas dels primats"
05.09.2014

Integration of conflict into integrative taxonomy: fitting hybridization in species delimitation of Mesocarabus (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

Ref Art: Andújar, C., et al. 2014. Integration of conflict into integrative taxonomy: fitting hybridization in species delimitation of Mesocarabus (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Molecular Ecology, 23: 4344-4361. doi: 10.1111/mec.12793

 

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