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Cue-Based Hedging

Usually a contrast is made between bet hedging and adaptive plasticity. What makes adaptive plasticity different from hedging is that organisms respond adaptively to environmental cues. 807 more words

Experimental Evolution

Asking for a Skeptic Friend

I sometimes get email from people asking, in one way or another, whether our long-term evolution experiment (LTEE) with E. coli provides evidence of evolution writ large – new species, new information, or something of that sort. 421 more words


Paper out: No effect of natural transformation on the evolution of resistance to bacteriophages in the Acinetobacter baylyi model system

A long time coming, but the results obtained in NERC-funded research on evolutionary benefits (or lack thereof) of bacterial transformation have now been published. The work was carried out mainly by research tech… 298 more words

Paper Out!

Colistin resistance evolution

The wide spread use of antibiotic has lead to evolution and spread of bacteria resistant to drugs. Multi-resistant strains tend to circulate in hospitals with a high density of people on antibiotic therapy. 704 more words


One Guppy to Rule Them All.

Trying to find a paper on experimental evolution wasn’t an easy task for me. I found papers that I thought were interesting, but were lacking in experimental evolutionary methods and others that bored me to death. 1,321 more words

Evolving Fun and Games

Science isn’t always fun and games. But sometimes it is!

This guest post is by Terry Soule, a computer scientist, and Barrie Robison, a biologist, both on the faculty at the University of Idaho. 329 more words


A Blast from the Past

Sometimes you need a thick skin to be a scientist or scholar. Almost everyone, it seems, has encountered a reviewer who didn’t bother to read what you wrote or badly misunderstood what you said. 277 more words