Monthly Archives: April 2017

Speciation in stick insects, paper and cover image

necolevol_cover_APR17

Our paper on speciation in stick insects made the cover of Nature Ecology and Evolution (image by Moritz Muschick). In this paper we show how multiple factors come together for speciation to move from early to late stages of isolation and genomic differentiation, and we identify a distinct gap in genomic differentiation between con- and hetero-specific populations in sympatry.

You can read more about the paper in these blog and news articles:

Eco-evolutionary dynamics blog

EurekaAlert

Business Standard

Futurity

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Cytoptype (ploidy) inference from GBS data

We recently published a paper in Molecular Ecology Resources describing a method to determine ploidy in mixed ploidy samples from low to modest coverage GBS-like data (paper). This relies on both estimates of heterozygosity and allele specific read depth. The method we describe is implemented in the R package, gbs2ploidy. You can read more about it in this informative blog from the Molecular Ecologist.