Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology

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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Radiocarbon and genomic evidence for the survival of Equus Sussemionus until the late Holocene

    Dawei Cai et al.
    The first nuclear genomes of the Equus (Sussemionus) ovodovi enable us to reconstruct the speciation and extinction trajectory of this lineage.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Hybridization alters the shape of the genotypic fitness landscape, increasing access to novel fitness peaks during adaptive radiation

    Austin H Patton et al.
    Hybridization not only generates genetic diversity, but this diversity can alter the shape of the fitness landscape, changing which genotypic combinations are favored by natural selection and which accessible genotypic paths lead to novel fitness peaks.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Epistatic selection on a selfish Segregation Distorter supergene – drive, recombination, and genetic load

    Beatriz Navarro-Dominguez et al.
    African haplotypes of a meiotic drive supergene in Drosophila melanogaster called Segregation Distorter show signs of a recent selective sweep, reduced recombination, and increased genetic load.
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Parasite defensive limb movements enhance acoustic signal attraction in male little torrent frogs

    Longhui Zhao et al.
    Multimodal signals may evolve from unimodal one via co-option of primary signal components and associated cues that serve as by-products.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Heterogeneity of the GFP fitness landscape and data-driven protein design

    Louisa Gonzalez Somermeyer et al.
    Orthologous proteins display different mutational robustness that can be leveraged to improve prediction of functional sequences.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Functional and structural segregation of overlapping helices in HIV-1

    Maliheh Safari et al.
    The HIV proteins Env and Rev encode helices that overlap in the viral genome but alternate in functional importance so that the non-functional surface of one helix encodes the functional surface of the other.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Machine Learning: Lighting up protein design

    Grzegorz Kudla, Marcin Plech
    Using a neural network to predict how green fluorescent proteins respond to genetic mutations illuminates properties that could help design new proteins.
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