Tag Archives: experimental evolution

BEACON Researchers at Work: Directed and Real Evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas at Austin faculty Andy Ellington. Evolution in Action. That’s the BEACON motto. It always struck me as a bit wishful. Because evolution is mostly glacial. Sure, it … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolution and the nano-scale

Today’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by NC A&T faculty Dr. Joseph L. Graves Jr. One nanometer is defined as 1 x 10-9 meter. This is about the size of one glucose molecule. The nucleus of a human cell … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolving Complex Traits

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho postdoc Matthieu Delcourt.  The evolution of complex traits is one of the major enigmas in evolutionary biology. While we know a lot about phenotypic variation within populations, … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The Invisible Hand of Evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU postdoc Jeff Morris. As the 18th century dawned over Europe, pretty much everybody believed the world was as it was because of a mysterious divine plan. But during the … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The role of resource mutualisms in plant adaptation to abiotic environments

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Tomomi Suwa.  When you get thirsty, what do you do? You simply get something to drink, right? Plants don’t have the ability to move like animals, so … Continue reading

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