Susan Johnston’s seminar: Is bigger really better?

On Monday Susan Johnston from the University of Edinburgh’s Wild Evolution Group visited the Bussière lab to talk sex and SNPs.  She gave a fantastic seminar at the BES Monday seminar series on how genetic variation underlying a sexually selected trait (horn-size in wild Soay sheep) is maintained.  Her work, recently published in Nature showed that fluctuating selection at a single gene allows variation in horn size to persist in the wild.

About Lilly Herridge

Evolutionary ecologist interested in sexual selection

Posted on October 9, 2013, in Seminars and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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