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We aim to disuss cutting-edge methods in genomic research and their applications in evolutionary studies. We have a broad interest in genomics, ranging from population genomics, phylogenomics to genome-wide association studies but we intend to focus on recent studies or methods.
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We will discuss the recent study ofphylogeography of the Anolis sericeus complex.
The first journal club of 2019 will discuss a study by Anderson et al. on the growth and mutations patterns of one single humongous individual of the fungus Armillaria gallica.
Pleiotropy and linkage desiquilibrium will be central to discussions at our next journal club. We will discuss the study of Lotterhos et al. giving new insights into the evolution of genetic architectures.
We will discuss the recent study of
In the study of Bast et al., we will discuss genomic patterns associated with the lack of recombination in asexual stick insects such as levels of polymorphisms, biased gene conversion and the effectiveness of purifying selection.
We will discuss the study of Combs et al. and gain insights into spatial autocorrelation, coancestry and evolutionary clustering analyses as well as invasion in urban landscapes
We will discuss tests for positive selection and evolutionary processes involved in host specificity in insect pathogens in the recent study of Kobmoo et al.
We will discuss a new Genome-Wide Association Study approach implemented by Caitlins & Didelot (TreeWAS). The method search for statistically significant associations between a phenotype and the genotype at all loci in a genetic dataset. treeWAS has the advantage to control for the confounding effects of clonal population structure and population stratification.
We will discuss a study by Krohn et al. using a reduced representation genomic approach (RAD sequencing) to study the genetic diversity and evolutionary relationships of an endangered vole and other closely related desert-dwelling voles.
Wang et al. MolecularEcology(2016)25,3605–3621
Mol. Biol. Evol. 32(10):2547–2558 doi:10.1093/molbev/msv126