Research round-up - January 2015

January 28, 2015

"Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds" / Science / Keith Barker (Ecology, Evolution and Behavior)

"Origins of multicellular evolvability in snowflake yeast" / Nature Communications / Michael Travisano (Plant Biology)

"New insights into New World biogeography: An integrated view from the phylogeny of blackbirds, cardinals, sparrows, tanagers, warblers, and allies" / The Auk: Ornithological Advances / Keith Barker and Scott Lanyon (Ecology Evolution and Behavior)

"Identification of sex-specific molecular markers using restriction site-associated DNA sequencing" (published last year) was highlighted by Molecular Ecology Resources as one of several “substantial advances” published in 2014 in the field of molecular ecology. / David Zarkower and Tony Gamble (Genetics, Cell Biology and Development)

The National Science Foundation awarded a team of researchers that includes Clay Carter (Plant Biology) an $1,814,628 grant in support of their project "Comparative Functional Genomics of Nectaries and Nectar in the Dicots."