Tag Archives: Avida

BEACON Researchers at Work: The more things change, the more they stay the same

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by Michigan State University graduate student Austin Dreyer. Variation is one of the most obvious themes in biology. From variation between taxonomic groups, morphological traits, behavioral responses, habitats, and so on, we … Continue reading

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Evolution 101: Digital Evolution

This Evolution 101 post is by MSU graduate student Armand Burks. When scientists study the process of evolution in living organisms, two of the key limiting factors are that of time and the amount of data available. In practice, it … Continue reading

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What’s in a (mutation’s) name?

Cross-posted from UT postdoc Art Covert’s blog, Covert Science(ish) Names are generally very arbitrary things. In the words of The Bard: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This may be true for roses, but for mutations, … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolving division of labor

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by MSU graduate student Anya Johnson. Have you ever looked around you and thought about the amazing feats that organisms accomplish together? The most obvious examples are of course everything that humans … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The Structure of Coevolution

This BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Luis Zaman.  In my first BEACON blog post, I wrote about how we study the diversity producing effects of host-parasite coevolution in Avida. I used a traffic jam … Continue reading

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