Evolutionary genetics

Evolutionary genetics is the study of how genetic variation leads to evolutionary change. It includes topics such as the evolution of genome structure, the genetic basis of speciation and adaptation, and genetic change in response to selection within populations.

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  • Research Highlights |

    A new study in Science identifies strong selective pressure on mitochondrial DNA during transmission through the female germ line, as well as an interplay with the nuclear genome that shapes mitochondrial genetic variation.

    • Darren J. Burgess
  • Research Highlights |

    A study in Science uses experimental and population genomic approaches to examine the molecular underpinnings of evolved pollution resistance in Gulf killifish.

    • Linda Koch
  • News and Views |

    Analysis of genomes, transcriptomes and proteomes from recently diverged rice species provides mechanistic insight into the process of de novo gene origination.

    • Erich Bornberg-Bauer
    •  & Brennen Heames
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    Comparative analysis of microexons across bilaterians identifies a new protein domain associated with the evolutionary origin of microexon inclusion in neural tissues.

    • Rupert Faraway
    •  & Jernej Ule