Evolutionary Ecological Genomics.

Orsini, Luisa, Andrew, Rose and Eizaguirre, Christophe (2013) Evolutionary Ecological Genomics. Molecular Ecology, 22 . pp. 527-531. DOI 10.1111/mec.12177.

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The recognition that evolution can happen on ecological timescales (Hairston et al. 2005; Pelletier et al. 2009; Ellner et al. 2011; Becks et al. 2012) has prompted the integration of ecology and evolution, while easier access to high-throughput sequencing technologies has
increased the number of genetic nonmodel species
entering the ‘omics’ era (e.g. Turner et al. 2010; Colbourne et al. 2011; Jones et al. 2012). We are now in a position to identify the genetic basis of adaptation and the mechanisms of adaptive responses in the wild. It nonetheless remains a challenge to go beyond descriptive measures of patterns of genetic variation and to identify the evolutionary processes driving species adaptation and evolution. This special issue represents a broad cross-section of research into evolutionary adaptation at the genetic level. The approaches used vary from classic QTL studies to RAD sequencing and RNAseq. Given the rapid advance of sequencing technology, we fully expect that ‘genomic’ as defined here
will be merely ‘genetic’ in a few years, but we nonetheless hope that the results and methods described in this special issue will serve as a blueprint for future work in this field.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000313726300001
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EV Marine Evolutionary Ecology
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1111/mec.12177
ISSN: 0962-1083
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2013 10:26
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 10:35
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/22303

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