Male orchid bee Euglossa dilemma drinking nectar. Whole genome sequencing efforts by Brand et al. published in G3 revealed that E. dilemma has one of the largest genomes known for insects.

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Hosted by the Steering Committee of GSA’s Early Career Leadership Program, the “Science in a Snapshot” online seminar series is designed to showcase research by student and postdoc GSA members. Each month, two presenters discuss their work in an 8–10-minute talk, followed by lively Q&A sessions.

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Early Career Scientist Leadership Spotlight — Balint Z. Kacsoh

We’re taking time to get to know the members of the GSA’s Early Career Scientist Committees. Join us to learn more about our 2020 early career scientist advocates. Balint Z. Kacsoh  Policy Subcommittee  Epigenetics Department, University of Pennsylvania  Career Stage: Postdoc  Research Interest I believe that the interplay of neurobiology and the social sciences, termed “sociogenetics,” […]

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by Early Career Scientist Committees

The Impact of Dominance on Adaptation in Changing Environments [Population and Evolutionary Genetics]

Natural environments are seldom static and therefore it is important to ask how a population adapts in a changing environment. We consider a finite, diploid population evolving in a periodically changing environment and study how the fixation probability of a rare mutant depends on its dominance coefficient and the rate of environmental change. We find that, in slowly changing environments, the effect of dominance is the same as in the static environment, that is, if...

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by Devi, A., Jain, K.

Inversion Genotyping in the Anopheles gambiae Complex Using High-Throughput Array and Sequencing Platforms

Chromosomal inversion polymorphisms have special importance in the Anopheles gambiae complex of malaria vector mosquitoes, due to their role in local adaptation and range expansion. The study of inversions in natural populations is reliant on polytene chromosome analysis by expert cytogeneticists, a process that is limited by the rarity of trained specialists, low throughput, and restrictive sampling requirements. To overcome this barrier, we ascertained tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are highly correlated with inversion...

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by Love, R. R., Pombi, M.,...

Close-up view of a wild-type Junonia coenia wing eyespot pattern. Zhang et al. used CRISPR mutagenesis to interfere with the genetic machinery necessary for making melanin pigments in the colored scales of the butterfly wing. See Zhang et al.

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