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EXEB Lund · 2M ago

Requirements for the evolution of evolvability

We have aready discussed how selection can bias variation to be more advantageous, but what are the the requirements for this to happen?This paper from our colleagues at Southampton models g...
EXEB Lund · 2M ago

On the non-random effects of random mutation

The idea that evolution produces (developmental) genetic architectures that make the effects of mutations biased towards particular phenotypes have come up a few times in recent discussions....
EXEB Lund · 3M ago

Sex difference in lifespan and sexual conflict

For the next week's lab meeting, I would like to use this Drosophila paper as a case, to discuss  the evolution of sexual dimorphism in lifespan. Hope to hear your thoughts over fika!Photo b...
EXEB Lund · 3M ago

One gene to rule them all (in a phylogeny)?

To what extent can one gene (or a handful of them) affect a phylogeny? This paper suggest that even in very large data matrices the resolution of some branches can rely on tiny subsets of da...
EXEB Lund · 3M ago

A plastic Daphnia stuck in the G matrix...

Heja!Paper for next Tuesday:The alignment between phenotypic plasticity, the major axis of genetic variation and the response to selectionMartin I. Lind, Kylie Yarlett, Julia Reger, Mauricio...
EXEB Lund · 3M ago

Epistasis and pleiotropy affecting modularity

Recently we have discussed modularity a few times. For those who can't get enough of it: here is another paper. For those who are starting to get fed up with it: focus on the cool results an...
EXEB Lund · 4M ago

Guest seminar by Thomas Madsen

Some of you might have heard about Sweden's southernmost adder population in Smygehuk and the spectacular rescue action in the 90s that even made it into Nature. The man behind the story, Th...
EXEB Lund · 4M ago

Marvin's master's thesis

Macrostomum lignano. Picture courtesy of Lukas Schärer.Marvin Moosmann will present his master's thesis next week on Tuesday April 11th at 10.00 in Darwin. The opponent will be Charlie Cor...
EXEB Lund · 4M ago

Research presentation by Hanna Bensch on "the monoculture effect" on April 4

For next week's EXEB-meeting, I am pleased to welcome one of our most beloved and loyal co-workers: Hanna Bensch. Hanna has been working for many summers now with us in the damselfly project...
EXEB Lund · 4M ago

Optimal initial and adult size in animals

A few weeks ago, Erik picked a classical and highly-cited American Naturalist paper to celebrate the journal’s 150th anniversary. For this week’s meeting, we will read a less classical, and ...