Non-Model Genomics Journal Club - Fall 2018

This is a weekly discussion of the burgeoning literature on non-model genomics, and more specifically on applications of next-gen sequencing to address ecological and evolutionary questions in non-model organisms (i.e. without the benefit of a fully sequenced reference genome). This is not a strict boundary on topics, but will be the main discussion area. Our focus will be on applications, but inevitably there will be some focus on methods because they are under such intense development right now.

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Instructors:  Nina Overgaard Therkildsen ( and David Toews (

When: Wednesdays 11:05-12:05 pm   Where Whittaker Room (A409), Corson-Mudd Hall

Fall 2018 Meetings Calendar

 Date Discussion leader Paper topic Room
 5-Sept-2018 David ToewsJones, M.R., Mills, L.S., Alves, P.C., Callahan, C.M., Alves, J.M., Lafferty, D.J., Jiggins, F.M., Jensen, J.D., Melo-Ferreira, J. and Good, J.M., 2018. Adaptive introgression underlies polymorphic seasonal camouflage in snowshoe hares. Science, 360(6395), pp.1355-1358.Whittacker
 12-Sept-2018 Lina Maria ArcilaSinghal, S., Huang, H., Grundler, M.R., Marchán-Rivadeneira, M.R., Holmes, I., Title, P.O., Donnellan, S.C. and Rabosky, D.L., 2018. Does Population Structure Predict the Rate of Speciation? A Comparative Test across Australia’s Most Diverse Vertebrate Radiation. The American Naturalist, 192(4) Whittacker
 19-Sept-2018 Maria AkopyanWestram, A. M., Rafajlović, M. , Chaube, P. , Faria, R. , Larsson, T. , Panova, M. , Ravinet, M. , Blomberg, A. , Mehlig, B. , Johannesson, K. and Butlin, R. (2018), Clines on the seashore: The genomic architecture underlying rapid divergence in the face of gene flow. Evolution Letters, 2: 297-309. doi:10.1002/evl3.74 Whittacker
 26-Spet-2018 Nick FletcherKardos, M., Åkesson, M., Fountain, T., Flagstad, Ø., Liberg, O., Olason, P., Sand, H., Wabakken, P., Wikenros, C. and Ellegren, H., 2018. Genomic consequences of intensive inbreeding in an isolated wolf population. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2(1), p.124. Whittacker
 3-Oct-2018 Brennan HydenTennessen, J.A., Wei, N., Straub, S.C., Govindarajulu, R., Liston, A. and Ashman, T.L., 2018. Repeated translocation of a gene cassette drives sex-chromosome turnover in strawberries. PLoS Biology, 16(8), p.e2006062. Whittacker
10-Oct-2018 Tram NguyenMorales, H.E., Pavlova, A., Amos, N., Major, R., Kilian, A., Greening, C. and Sunnucks, P., 2018. Concordant divergence of mitogenomes and a mitonuclear gene cluster in bird lineages inhabiting different climates. Nature ecology & evolution, 2(8), pp.1258-1267. Whittacker
17-Oct-2018  Nicholas LouKess, T., Bentzen, P., Lehnert, S.J., Sylvester, E.V., Lien, S., Kent, M.P., Sinclair-Waters, M., Morris, C., Regular, P., Fairweather, R. and Bradbury, I.R., 2018. A migration-associated supergene reveals loss of biocomplexity in Atlantic cod. bioRxiv, p.361691. Whittacker
24-Oct-2018  Ben JohnsonBarreto, F. S., Watson, E. T., Lima, T. G., Willett, C. S., Edmands, S., Li, W., & Burton, R. S. (2018). Genomic signatures of mitonuclear coevolution across populations of Tigriopus californicus. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2(8), 1250–1257. Whittacker
31-Oct-2018 Brad McFallNosil, P., Villoutreix, R., de Carvalho, C. F., Farkas, T. E., Soria-Carrasco, V., Feder, J. L., et al. (2018). Natural selection and the predictability of evolution in Timema stick insects. Science, 359(6377), 765–770.  Whittacker
7-Nov-2018 Amelia DemeryStryjewski, K. F., & Sorenson, M. D. (2017). Mosaic genome evolution in a recent and rapid avian radiation. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1(12), 1912–1922.  Whittacker
14-Nov-2018 Henry Kunerth Schweizer, R.M., Durvasula, A., Smith, J., Vohr, S.H., Stahler, D.R., Galaverni, M., Thalmann, O., Smith, D.W., Randi, E., Ostrander, E.A. and Green, R.E., 2018. Natural selection and origin of a melanistic allele in North American gray wolves. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 35(5), pp.1190-1209. Whittacker
 28-Nov-2018 Allison Tracy Harke, M.J., Frischkorn, K.R., Haley, S.T., Aylward, F.O., Zehr, J.P. and Dyhrman, S.T., 2018. Periodic and coordinated gene expression between a diazotroph and its diatom host. The ISME journal. Whittacker

Recent Documents

  • harke2018.pdf   3660k - Nov 25, 2018, 1:37 PM by David Toews (v1)
  • Schweizer_2018.pdf   2119k - Nov 25, 2018, 1:36 PM by David Toews (v2)
  • Stryjewski 2017 Nat. Ecol. Evol.pdf   2680k - Nov 11, 2018, 11:35 AM by David Toews (v2)
  • Nosil 2018 Science.pdf   954k - Nov 4, 2018, 8:38 AM by Nina Overgaard Therkildsen (v2)
  • Barreto 2018 Nat. Ecol. Evol.pdf   1462k - Oct 28, 2018, 3:48 AM by Nina Overgaard Therkildsen (v2)
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Meeting readings & announcements

  • Reading for 21-April-2017 Oliva Graham will present:Nikolin, V.M., Olarte‐Castillo, X.A., Osterrieder, N., Hofer, H., Dubovi, E., Mazzoni, C.J., Brunner, E., Goller, K.V., Fyumagwa, R.D., Moehlman, P ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2017, 10:43 AM by David Toews
  • Reading for 14-April-2017 This week Trevor Sless will present on the following paper:Romiguier, J., Fournier, A., Yek, S.H. and Keller, L., 2017. Convergent evolution of social hybridogenesis in Messor harvester ants ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2017, 8:31 AM by David Toews
  • Reading for 31-March-2017 This week Thomas will present:Riesch, R., Muschick, M., Lindtke, D., Villoutreix, R., Comeault, A.A., Farkas, T.E., Lucek, K., Hellen, E., Soria-Carrasco, V., Dennis, S.R. and ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2017, 7:24 AM by David Toews
  • Reading for 17-Feb-2017 Natalie will present:Kingsley, E.P., Kozak, K.M., Pfeifer, S.P., Yang, D.S. and Hoekstra, H.E., 2016. The ultimate and proximate mechanisms driving the evolution of long ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2017, 6:32 PM by David Toews
  • Reading for 2-December-2016 Alyssa Wetterau will be leading discussion on the following paper:Lambert, M. R., Skelly, D. K. and Ezaz T., 2016. Sex-linked markers in the North American green frog (Rana ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2016, 8:04 AM by David Toews
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