Carrie and Arpita’s new preprint titled “Sex-biased genes expressed in the cricket brain evolve rapidly” has been posted to bioRxiv!
Congrats to Dwayne Evans on his episode on the My Fave Queer Chemist Podcast!
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Carrie and Arpita’s preprint on the “Absence of a faster-X effect in beetles (Tribolium, Coleoptera)” is now available on bioRxiv! PDF
Taro and Austen’s paper on the “Hox genes limit germ cell formation in the short germ insect Gryllus bimaculatus” has been published in PNAS! PDF
Congratulations to Honghao Song for receiving the HCBI Simmons Award for 2019-2020!
Congratulations to Dwayne Evans for receiving the HCBI Simmons Award for 2019-2020!
This collaborative work by Carrie and Arpita shows that, in contrast to what has been observed in some other animals, X-linked genes in the beetle Tribolium castaneum evolve slower, not faster, than genes on autosomes! To do this work, we generated new RNA-seq libraries from T. castaneum male and female gonads and somatic tissues, which are available at SRA BioProject PRJNA564136.