PBG298/2007: Readings

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UC Davis PBG298: Polyploid Genetics and Evolution Seminar

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April 10

Background with Pat!

  1. Otto SP and Whitton J. Polyploid incidence and evolution. Annu Rev Genet. 2000;34:401-437. DOI:10.1146/annurev.genet.34.1.401 | PubMed ID:11092833 | HubMed [OW2000]

April 17

More population genetics of polyploidy!

I did a literature search today and found several interesting papers. In the interest of time, I have selected two for next week. If people don't have time to read both (one is 16 pages, the other is 11) we should probably focus on the Walsh paper. Both Genetica and Nature Reviews Genetics are available online through the library.

Walsh, B. 2003. Population-genetic models of the fates of duplicate genes. Genetica 118: 279-294. I read the beginning of this paper and scanned the rest. It addresses some of the ideas we touched on at the end of the April 10th class. It gets real mathy at the end, but it seems like a well-written paper (aka focus on the text and slide over the math parts).

Comai, L. 2005. The advantages and disadvantages of being polyploid. Nature Reviews Genetics 6(11): 836-846. Nice review, lots of pretty pictures of difficult to visualize inheritance mechanisms. Introduces some molecular genetic concepts not covered in other two papers.