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Evolution of gene regulation within and between species of Drosophila

Evolution of gene regulation within and between species of Drosophila

Project Summary Our lab studies natural variation in gene expression. In particular, we are examining the extent to which gene regulation varies within and among species of fruit flies by quantifying variation in the usage of enhancers, which are stretches...
Influence of colonization regime, time since establishment, and site-specific variation on patterns of selection, genes under selection, and rapid evolution in distinct swift fox (Vulpes velox) populations

Influence of colonization regime, time since establishment, and site-specific variation on patterns of selection, genes under selection, and rapid evolution in distinct swift fox (Vulpes velox) populations

  Project Summary The process of colonization and recolonization is central to species persistence, in particular during periods of intense environmental change. Myriad factors influence the probability of successful colonization, ...