There is a quote by Theodosius Dobzhansky that goes: “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” In response, I wish to… Read More »Who Moved My Genes? Analyzing Chromosomal Rearrangements in the LTEE
We just discovered and dealt with our first major hiccups in continuing to propagate the LTEE at UT Austin. We mistakenly swapped two of the… Read More »77,000 Generation Update: Population Switcheroo and Acinetobacter Interloper
I’m excited to announce two new papers posted on the bioRxiv preprint website. Both studies examine the evolution of the distribution of fitness effects (DFE)… Read More »The Changing Distribution of Fitness Effects
We had a lot of snow here, but that didn’t stop Dr. Zachary Blount from making the daily LTEE transfers. You can follow Zack’s excellent… Read More »Neither Snow nor Rain nor Heat nor Gloom of Night
In a new paper just published in Cell Systems, Daniel Deathrage and Jeff Barrick detail an exciting approach to inferring adaptive dynamics at resolutions previously… Read More »Creative Sequencing Tool Allows Peek into Low-Frequency Mutational Dynamics
The best part of the LTEE is the wonderful people who’ve worked on it over the years including graduate and undergraduate students, postdocs, technicians, and… Read More »Nkrumah Grant and Kyle Card are in the Hood
The LTEE has inspired other teams to perform long-term evolution experiments. In this article, Michael Gresko explains a multi-year experiment performed by Ozan Bozdag, Will… Read More »National Geographic: Evolving Globs of Yeast May Unlock Mysteries of Multicellular Life
The LTEE is mentioned as background for understanding how microbes evolve in this article by Dhruv Khullar. In 1988, Richard Lenski, a thirty-one-year-old biologist at… Read More »New Yorker: How Will the Coronavirus Evolve?