Monthly Archives: September 2012

DNA barcoding for the meiofauna

CT’s paper showing that the DNA barcoding marker widely used for surveying the diversity of microscopic animals in environmental samples (18S rDNA) greatly underestimates the true diversity relative to an alternative marker (CO1)

Gene copy evolution in rotifers

Isobel’s paper showing unexpected numbers of alpha tubulin copies in bdelloids

Coevolution in bacteria communities

Diane’s paper showing that species interactions change how species adapt to new conditions. Primer linked to the paper in PLoS Biology Coverage on New York Times website