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September 23: Ken Hayes - Genetic
diversity and invasion success.
We need to decide on a day and time
for meeting the remainder of the semester and to choose days to present papers.
Lindholm, A. K., F.
Breden, H. J.
Alexander, W-K Chan, S. G. Thakurta, and R. Brooks. 2005. Invasion success and
genetic diversity of introduced populations of guppies Poecilia reticulata
in Australia. Molecular Ecology Online Early Publication 26 Aug.
September 30: Chuong
Tran & Ken Hayes - Evolutionary Genetics and Invasives - There
are two papers this week. The first is a review paper which contains some
interesting material regarding genetic theory as it applies to invasive species.
The second deals with loss of genetic diversity that results in invasion success.
Lee, C. E. 2002. Evolutionary genetics
and invasive species. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 17(8):386-391. (PDF)
Tsutsui, N. D., A. V. Suarez, D. A.
Haloway, and T. J. Case. 2000. Reduced genetic variation and the success of an
invasive species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science
Further Reading: These are two papers
that are related to the discussion topic of the first two weeks. The first is on invasion success
and genetic diversity, and the other is a simulation study to investigate mechanisms
(epistasis versus dominance) acting to increase genetic variance after a
bottleneck.. I am posting them here just for further reading, but if anyone really wants to discuss
them we can.
Kolbe, J. J., R. E.
Glor, L. R. Schettino, A. C. Lara, A. Larson, and J. B. Losos. 2004. Genetic variation
increases during biological invasion by a Cuban lizard. Nature
Naciri-Graven, Y. and J.
The additive genetic variance after bottlenecks is affected by the number of
loci involved in epistatic interactions. Evolution 57(4):706-716. (PDF)
October 7: Jenny Schultz - Giant
tortoises and diversification on an oceanic island.
Beheregaray, L. B., J. P. Gibbs, N.
Havaill, T. H. Fritts, J. R. Powell, and A. Caccone. 2005. Giant tortoises are
not so slow: Rapid diversification and biogeographic consensus in the
Galapagos. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Further Reading: At this week's
discussion their were questions regarding SSCP and how it is done. So, I've put
up two papers that give some more details. The first is the paper that
originally described SSCP (or at least one of the first) and the other is a more
recent paper that applies it to mtDNA as this week's paper did.
Orita, M., H.
Iwahana, H. Kanazawa, K.
Hayashi, and T. Sekiya. 1989. Detection of polymorphisms of Human DNA by gel
electrophoresis as Single-Strand Conformation Polymorphisms. Proceeding of
the National Academy of Sciences 86(8):2766-2770. (PDF).
Apte, S. and J. P. A. Gardner. 2002.
Population genetic subdivision in the New Zealand greenshell mussel (Perna
canaliculus) inferred from single-strand conformation polymorphism
analysis of mitochondrial DNA. Molecular Ecology 11:1617-1628. (PDF)
October 14: Kim Tice - Phylogeography
and the role interspecific interacions
Thompson, A. R., C. E. Thacker, and E.
Y. Shaw. 2005. Phylogeography of marine mutualists: parallel patterns of
structure between obligate goby and shrimp partners. Molecular Ecology
October 21: Joe O'Malley - Gene flow
between the Atlantic and Pacific
Durand, J.-D., A.
Collet, S. Chow, B. Guinand, and P. Borsa. 2005. Nuclear and mitochondrial DNA markers indicate
unidirectional gene flow of Indo-Pacific to Atlantic bigeye tuna. (Thunnus
obesus) populations, and their admixture off southern Africa. Marine
Biology 147:313-322. (PDF)
Martinez, P., E. G. Gonzalez, R.
Castilho, and R. Zardoya. 2005. Genetic diversity and historical demography of
Atlantic bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus). Molecular Phylogenetics and
Evolution In press. (PDF)
Further Reading: An additional paper
suggested by Brian Bowen for anyone that wants more information on this weeks
Rocha, L. A., D. R. Robertson, C. R.
Rocha, J. L. Van tassell, M. T. Craig, and B. W. Bowen. 2005. Recent invasion
of the tropical Atlantic by an Indo-Pacific coral reef fish. Molecular
Ecology Online Early Publication. (PDF)
October 28: Tonatiuh Trejo -
Biogeography, biodiversity, and speciation.
Meyer, C. P., J. B. Geller, and G.
Paulay. 2005. Fine scale endemism on coral reefs: Archipelagic differentiation
in turbinid gastropods. Evolution 59(1):113-125. (PDF)
November 4: Ken Hayes - Allopatric
origins of sympatric species. Since Dr. Bernatchez is visiting this week I
thought we could read one of his more recent papers.
Fraser, D. J. and L.
Allopatric origins of sympatric brook charr populations: colonization history
and admixture. Molecular Ecology 14:1497-1509. (PDF)
November 11: Veteran's day no meeting
November 18: Jessica Berryman -
Marsupial radiations & biogeography.
Nilsson, M. A., U.
Arnason, P. B. S.
Spencer, A. Janke. 2004. Marsupial relationships and a timelime for marsupial
radiation in South Gondwana. Gene 340:189-196. (PDF)
Further Reading: Additional papers
related to the Shimodaira-Hasegawa test. The first is on the SH test, and the
second is an evaluation of this test and a couple of others.
Shimodaira, H. and M. Hasegawa. 1999.
Multiple comparisons of Log-Likelihoods with applications to phylogenetic
inference. Molecular Biology and Evolution 16(8):1114-1116. (PDF)
Goldman, N., J. P. Anderson and A. G.
Rodrigo. 2000. Likilihood-based tests of topologies in phylogenetics. Systematic
Biology 49(4):652-670. (PDF)
November 25: Happy Kill the
Indians Holiday no meeting
December 2: Michelle Gaither -
Phylogeography, demography and speciation in Mediterranean damselfish
Domingues, V. S., G.
Bucciarelli, V. C. Almada, and G. Bernardi. 2005. Historical colonization and demography of the
Mediterranean damselfish, Chromis chromis. Molecular Ecology