January 21: Kim Andrews - The
use of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in ecology and conservation.
Seddon, J. M., H. G. Parker, A.
Ostrander, and H. Ellegren. 2005. SNPs in ecological and conservation studies:
a test in the Scandinavian wolf population. Molecular Ecology :1-9. (PDF)
January 28: Ken Hayes - Morphological
Data and Phylogeny
NOTE: We are meeting in the zoology
conference room this week
Wiens, J.J. 2004. The role of
morphological data in phylogeny reconstruction. Systematic Biology 53:653-661.
The above paper was prompted by this
Scotland, R.W., R.G. Olmstead, and
Bennett. 2003. Phylogeny reconstruction: The role of morphology. Systematic
Biology 52:539-548. (PDF)
February 4: Dawn Redding -
Genetic variability of grey wolves.
Leonard, J.A., C. Vila,
2005. Legacy lost: genetic variability and population size of the extirpated
US grey wolves (Canis lupus). Molecular Ecology 14:9-17. (PDF)
February 11: Anuschka Faucci - Do
we need more sequences or more taxa to resolve phylogenies? (Its recommended
that you read these in order)
Rokas, A., B.L. Williams, N. King, and
S.B. Carroll. 2003. Genome-scale approaches to resolving incongruence in
molecular phylogenies. Nature 425:798-804. (PDF)
Soltis, D. E. et al. 2004.
Genome-scale data, angiosperm relationships, and 'ending incongruence': a
cautionary tale in phylogenetics. Trends in Plant Science 19(10):477-483.
Supplemental Material from Eric
Badger, J. and P. Kearney. Picking fruit
from the tree of life. Comments on taxonomic sampling and quartet methods. (PDF)
February 18: Rob Toonen -
Microsatellites: Mutation and inheritance. The first is a review paper and
the second is a more recent study which is pertinent to anyone working on
microsats. The last paper is an older paper discussing homoplasy, and is
there just for your enjoyment. We will be discussing the first two, and if
anyone wants the third as well.
Li, Y.-C., A.B. Korol, T.
Fahima, A. Beiles, and E. Nevo. 2002. Microsatellites: genomic distribution, putative
functions, and mutational mechanisms: a review. Molecular Ecology
Reece, K.S., W.L.
Ribeiro, P.M. Gaffney, R.B. Carngie, and S.K. Allen Jr. 2004. Microsatellite marker development and
analysis in the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica): confirmation of
null alleles and Non-Mendelian segregation ratios. Journal of Heredity
Supplemental reading for your enjoyment:
Viard, F., P. Franck, M.-P. Dubois, A.
Estoup, and P. Jarne. 1998. Variation of microsatellite size homoplasy across
electromorphs, loci, and populations in three invertebrate species. Journal
of Molecular Evolution. 47:42-51. (PDF)
February 25: Paul Armstrong -
Wiens, J.J. 2004. What is speciation and
how should we study it? The American Naturalist 163(6):914-923. (PDF)
Provine, W.B. 2004. Anecdotal, historical
and critical commentaries on genetics. Ernst Mayr: Genetics and Speciation. Genetics
Free online book providing in depth
coverage of this weeks topic (available from UH IP).
Species Concepts and Phylogenetic Theory:
A Debate. Quentin D. Wheeler and Rudolf Meier, Editors. Columbia University
Press: New York 2000. (PDF)
March 4: Pakki Reath - Mate choice and
Neff, B.D. and E. Pitcher. 2005. Genetic
quality and sexual selection: an integrated framework for good genes and
compatible genes. Molecular Ecology 14:19-38. (PDF)
March 11: Kim Andrews - In honor of
the upcoming Tester symposium an S. Palumbi paper.
Sotka, E. E., J. P. Wares, J. A.
Barth, R. K. Grosberg, and S. R. Palumbi. 2004. Strong genetic clines and
geographical variation in gene flow in the rocky intertidal barnacle Balanus
glandula. Molecular Ecology 13:2143-2156. (PDF)
March 18: Tester Symposium No Meeting
March 25: - Spring Break No
April 1: Non-mendelian
inheritance and a unknown mechanism of reversing genome wide sequence changes in
DNA. The first is the paper by the people that did the research and the second
is a news and views article regarding this discovery.
Lolle, S. J., J. L. Victor, J. M. Young,
and R. E. Pruitt. 2005. Genome-wide non-mendelian inheritance of extra genomic
information in Arabidopsis. Nature 434:505-509. (PDF)
Weigel D., and G.
Hotheaded hearler. Nature 434:443. (PDF)
April 8: Eric Gaidos - Sympatric
Tregenza T. and R. K.
Speciation without isolation. Nature 400:311-312. (PDF)
Dieckmann, U. and M.
On the origin of species by sympatric speciation. Nature 400:354-357.