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A New Sausage Recipe for Evolutionary Biologists

A new paper published in the journal Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution contains a new recipe for making phylogenetic sausage, “We suggest that the coalescence protocol utilized by McCormack et al. (2012) is the equivalent of making phylogenetic sausage. In the messy construction … Continue reading

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Visiting Researcher Dr. Mariana Morando

Our friend and colleague Dr. Mariana Morando visited the lab for a week to collect SNP data for some Argentinian lizards. Mariana is on sabbatical this year at BYU in the Jack Sites lab. Mariana set a new record for … Continue reading

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New NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biological Collections

NSF just released the updated program solicitation for the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB), and one of the three key BIO programs is Research Using Biological Collections. This is an exciting update for museum-based researchers. They are looking to fund transformative … Continue reading

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SNP Data Processing Tools Online

We recently released a new software package (shinyPhrynomics) for single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data analysis. The software package is a collection of R codes for transforming your SNP data matrix into various popular phylogenetic program formats, including RAxML, MrBayes, and SNAPP. … Continue reading

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2014 JMIH “Herp” Meetings, Chattanooga Tennessee

The annual JMIH “herp” meetings were held last week in Chattanooga Tennessee.  The meetings were great, and there were plenty of great talks by UW researchers. Jared Grummer won 1st runner-up in the HL Graduate Research Award competition for best student … Continue reading

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