The Vancouver Evolution Group (aka VEG) is a collection of researchers from Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia who meet to discuss topics in evolutionary biology. All are welcome: undergraduates, graduates, post doctoral fellows, faculty, family, and friends.
7:30PM November 10th, 2021
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Reading: Cheng and Kirkpatrick (2021)
"Molecular evolution and the decline of purifying selection with age"
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- Teixeira and Huber (2021) "The inflated significance of neutral genetic diversity in conservation genetics" and Kardos et al. (2021) "The crucial role of genome-wide genetic variation in conservation" (September 2021)
- Benton et al. (2021) "The influence of evolutionary history on human health and disease" (May 2021)
- Bozdag et al. (2021) "Breaking a Species Barrier by Enabling Hybrid Recombination" and Supplement (March 2021)
- Nosil et al. (2021) "How many genetic changes create new species?" (March 2021)
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- Otto (2021) Why new covid-19 variants are on the rise and spreading around the world. (February 2021)
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- Veits et al. (2019) Flowers respond to pollinator sound within minutes by increasing nectar sugar concentration. (December 2020)
- Moorad et al. (2019) Evolutionary Ecology of Senescence and a Reassessment of Williams' 'Extrinsic Mortality' Hypothesis. (November 2020)
- Day & Abrams (2020) Density Dependence, Senescence, and Williams' Hypothesis. (October 2020)
- Yanni et al. (2020) Topological constraints in early multicellularity favor reproductive division of labor. eLife (October 14th 2020).
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- Origins and evolution of coronavirus - please scan this 2019 Nature Reviews Microbiology article on the evolution of pathogenic coronaviruses (published before the current outbreak of SARS-CoV-2) and read a recent paper or report to summarize for the group (sign-up sheet for additional material and suggestions so we don't all read the same thing).
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- Acquisti et al. (2009) Ecological nitrogen limitation shapes the DNA composition of plant genomes. Mol. Biol. Evol. 26: 953 (August 2009)
- Johnson et al (2009) Plant sex and the evolution of plant defences against herbivores (July 2009)
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