Tag Archives: Biological Evolution

BEACON Researchers at Work: Can’t we all get along? Overcoming evolutionary conflict

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Washington postdoc Sylvie Estrela. Conflict is widespread in nature and that is no exception in the microbial world. Examples of competitive interactions between microbes include competition for shared … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Engineering life

This week’s blog post is by University of Washington graduate student Leandra Brettner. All living organisms share a universal programming language—DNA. Long strings of unit molecules A’s, T’s, C’s and G’s dictate the unique traits of each individual, but the … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Spatial dynamics of evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Emily Dolson. All biological organisms must occupy a single location in physical space. This idea is so obvious that most people don’t give it much thought, but … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolution of plasmid host range

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho postdoc Wesley Loftie-Eaton. I stumbled into the world of plasmids at my alma mater, the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. My advisor, Prof. D. E. Rawlings, … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The Evolution of Gene Distribution in Bacteria

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Nathan Ward. One of the strengths of BEACON is its focus on interdisciplinary research. Through gathering together scientists and educators from different backgrounds, BEACON can address problems … Continue reading

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