All posts tagged with rapid evolution

Rapid adaptation to captivity in salmon

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I just want to note this study by Mark Christie and colleagues Christie:salmon:2011 because it is such a clear demonstration of powerful selection working on...

Dog won't hunt

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Jerry Coyne points to the extreme changes made possible by artificial breeding of dogs within the last 150 years: “Dog breeding: the debasement of the Americ...

Selection incidental to laboratory life

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Olivia Judson’s column is a very useful essay on selection incidental to laboratory life for model organisms (“Laboratory Life”). She discusses fruit flies a...

Dude, it's called "relaxed selection"

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This is a doofy story running on MSNBC without an author byline: “Shrinking of Scottish sheep tied to warming”. Why do I say “doofy”? Take a look at the way ...