Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology

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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Most cancers carry a substantial deleterious load due to Hill-Robertson interference

    Susanne Tilk, Svyatoslav Tkachenko ... Christopher D McFarland
    The absence of negative selection observed in most cancer genomes can be explained by the intrinsic genome-wide linkage in somatic evolution and creates a substantial proteotoxic load.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Fitness effects of CRISPR endonucleases in Drosophila melanogaster populations

    Anna M Langmüller, Jackson Champer ... Philipp W Messer
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Transition to siblinghood causes a substantial and long-lasting increase in urinary cortisol levels in wild bonobos

    Verena Behringer, Andreas Berghänel ... Gottfried Hohmann
    In wild bonobos, sibling birth induced a sudden increase in urinary cortisol levels in the older offspring, a physiological response that occurred in all subjects and was independent of their age.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Tradeoff breaking as a model of evolutionary transitions in individuality and limits of the fitness-decoupling metaphor

    Pierrick Bourrat, Guilhem Doulcier ... Katrin Hammerschmidt
    A new model describes evolutionary transitions in individuality in terms of tradeoff and tradeoff-breaking events as opposed to changes in the nature of fitness.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Eco-evolutionary dynamics of clonal multicellular life cycles

    Vanessa Ress, Arne Traulsen, Yuriy Pichugin
    The evolution of clonal multicellular life cycles, whose growth is constrained by competition, may lead to coexistence or multistability between several life cycles while evolutionarily stable strategies can be inferred from the analysis of a model with unconstrained growth.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Design of an optimal combination therapy with broadly neutralizing antibodies to suppress HIV-1

    Colin LaMont, Jakub Otwinowski ... Armita Nourmohammad
    Computational evolutionary model to predict the efficacy of broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) in suppressing HIV and to design optimal combination therapy with bNAbs.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    GENESPACE tracks regions of interest and gene copy number variation across multiple genomes

    John T Lovell, Avinash Sreedasyam ... Jeremy Schmutz
    GENESPACE lets users track related chromosomal sequences across multiple reference genomes.


    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Natural History of Model Organisms: E. coqui

    Sarah E Westrick, Mara Laslo, Eva K Fischer
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Plant Biology: Hiding in plain smell

    Youngsung Joo, Meredith C Schuman
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    On the origin of fly species

    Hui Gong, Lucia Prieto-Godino

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    Université Laval, Canada
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    Pennsylvania State University, United States
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    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
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