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BEACON Researchers at Work: Gene-phenotype interactions affect speed of adaptation

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho graduate student Tyler Hether. Evolutionary biology has historically approached the genetics of adaptation from two perspectives. From the genetic perspective, focus has been given to population dynamics … Continue reading

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Evolution 101: Epistasis

This week’s Evolution 101 post is by MSU postdoc Bjørn Østman. Bjørn also blogs at Pleiotropy. What is epistasis? Epistasis is a measure of the strength of epistatic interactions. Epistatic interactions are non-additive interactions between alleles, loci, or mutations. That is, … Continue reading

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