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Opiliones_Harvestmen

The Giribet Lab Sheds Light on The Opiliones Tree of Life

February 23, 2017

Postdocs, Rosa Fernandez and Ana Lucia Tourinho, former graduate student, Prashant P. Sharma and Gonzalo Giribet used transcriptomics on the broadest taxonomic sampling to shed light on the harvestmen (Opiliones) interrelationships.  As well, they pieced together an overview of the general biogeographic patterns of the ancient arthropod group that dates back at least to the times of Pangea. Their study was published in the recent issue of… Read more about The Giribet Lab Sheds Light on The Opiliones Tree of Life

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The Hoekstra Lab Discovers Gene for Faster and More Virile Sperm in Promiscuous Mice

October 18, 2016

 

Hopi Hoekstra and lab members, Heidi Fisher (former postdoc), Emily Jacobs-Palmer (former graduate student) and Jean-Marc Lassance's (research associate) lastest paper on the biology preprint server, bioRxiv, compares two closely related species, the deer mouse (peromyscus maniculatus) and the oldfield mouse (P. polionotus), and finds the promiscuous deer mouse has a gene that makes their sperm faster and more virile. You can read more about the study… Read more about The Hoekstra Lab Discovers Gene for Faster and More Virile Sperm in Promiscuous Mice

David Des Marais

David Des Marais Awarded DOE's Joint Genome Institute Grant

September 15, 2016

David Des Marais (OEB Research Associate and Senior Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum) has been awarded a grant from the Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute to investigate the genetic basis of annual and perennial strategies in plants. David will lead a team of scientists from University of Wisconsin, the University of Vermont, Michigan State University, and the University of Zaragosa (Spain). The team will work with several species in the grass genus Brachpodium growing in the Arnold Arboretum's Weld Hill Research building.… Read more about David Des Marais Awarded DOE's Joint Genome Institute Grant