Monthly Archives: December 2011

trip to Bay Area Population Genetics meeting

A few weekends ago a bunch of us from the Coop lab headed down to the Bay Area popgen meeting (BAPG) at Stanford this time organised by Dmitri Petrov. This is a twice yearly meetup for population geneticists in the … Continue reading

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Scrambling eggs toasts meiotic drive

Yaniv and I’s paper: “Scrambling eggs: Meiotic Drive and the Evolution of Female Recombination Rates” is out on the Genetics preprint server (here) and the arXived versions of our paper are available here. Conflict is everywhere during sexual reproduction. Even … Continue reading

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Population genetics course resources: Demostrating the uses of coalescent simulations

A problem set making use of the coalescent simulations the students wrote for a previous exercise (see here). They use the code to calculate p-values for the observed number of segregating sites, this could be done under the HKA test … Continue reading

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Journal tea: Dec. 6th

For tuesday let’s read: Kunte et al Sex Chromosome Mosaicism and Hybrid Speciation among Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies

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