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Genome–Enabled Biology* (*and other topics) Journal Club

This group meets 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Fridays in Lasry Biosciences 355 to discuss recent publications in evolution, genomics, development and other topics of interest to participants. All are welcome.

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Jan 25

Real-time evolution of new genes by innovation, amplification, and divergence. Näsvall et al. 2010 June. Curr Opin Struct Biol 20(3): 330.
Presenter: Laszlo Nagy

Feb 1 MicroRNAs and essential components of the microRNA processing machinery are not encoded in the genome of the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi. Maxwell et al. BMC Genomics 2012, 13:714; doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-714.
Presenter: Neva Meyer
Feb 8

MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO PREDICTED BLIZZARD -- discussion to be rescheduled at a later date.

Feb 15 Enterotypes of the human gut microbiome. M. Arumugam, et al. doi:10.1038/nature09944
Presenter: Heather Wiatrowski
Feb 22  
Mar 1 The evolutionary landscape of alternative splicing in vertebrate species. Barbosa-Morais et al. 2012. Science 338, 1593.
Perspective: Splicing in 4D. Panagiotis Papasaikas and Juan Valcárcel. 2012. doi:10.1126/science.1233219
Presenter: David Hibbett
Mar 15 A high-coverage genome sequence from an archaic Denisovan individual. Barbosa-Morais et al. . doi:30 August 2012; 10.1126/science.1224344
Presenters: Romina Gazis
Mar 22  
Mar 29

Apr 5 Founder Effects Persist Despite Adaptive Differentiation: A Field Experiment with Lizards. Kolbe et al. 2012. Science. 335: 1086-1089.
Presenter: Alfredo Justo

Apr 12

Adaptive horizontal transfer of a bacterial gene to an invasive insect pest of coffee. Acunaa, et al. PNAS March 13, 2012 vol. 109 no. 11 4197-4202.
Presenter: Dimitris Floudas

Apr 19

Rapid Global Expansion of the Fungal Disease Chytridiomycosis into Declining and Healthy Amphibian Populations. James TY, Litvintseva AP, Vilgalys R, Morgan JAT, Taylor JW, et al. (2009)PLoS Pathog 5(5): e1000458. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1000458
Presenter: Jaya Seelan Sathiya Seelan