The Molecular Ecologist
About A multi-authored blog associated with the journal Molecular Ecology Resources and Molecular Ecology. This blog discusses the latest papers and trends in the field with an aim to provide comprehensive, searchable list of computer programs and other code (e.g. R packages) useful for analysing genetic data. The Molecular Ecologist is a site where novel lab methods and analysis can be posted and discussed.
The Molecular Ecologist's Latest Posts
What we’re reading: A meta-analysis of meta-analyses, plants’ cytoplasmic genomes, and science under political attack
In the journals Koricheva, J. and J. Gurevitch. 2014. Uses and misuses of meta-analysis in plant ecology. Journal of Ecology, 102: 828–844. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12224. We found many cases of imprecise and inaccurate usage of the term ‘meta-analysis’ in plant ecology, … Continue reading →
What we’re reading: QTLs of pine growth, climate-niche evolution, and the shape of Twitter conversations
In the journals Li Z., H.R. Hällingback, S. Abrahamsson, A Fries, B.A. Gull, M.J. Sillanpää and M.R. García-Gil. 2014. Functional multi-locus QTL mapping of temporal trends in Scots pine wood traits. G3: Genes | Genomes | Genetics. doi: 10.1534/g3.114.014068. Two … Continue reading →
A new paper in Ecology Letters by Matthew Fitzpatrick and Stephen Keller proposes to use some a class of statistical methods developed for understanding the distribution of species in different environments to understand the distribution of genetic variants in different … Continue reading →
ScienceInsider reports that aides for the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology have been spending the summer digging through records of grant the grant review process that the National Science Foundation usually keeps confidential: The Republican aides were … Continue reading →
What we’re reading: Sorting out whole-genome duplication, adaptation without tradeoffs, and is science leaving its logistic growth phase?
In the journals McGrath CL, J-F Gout, P Johri, TG Doak, and M Lynch. Differential retention and divergent resolution of duplicate genes following whole-genome duplication. 2014. Genome Res. 24: 1665-1675. doi: 10.1101/gr.173740.114. Finally, multiple sources of evidence indicate that [Paramecium] … Continue reading →
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