|2016-12-16 ||Spatiotemporal microbial evolution on antibiotic landscapes|
Baym M, Lieberman TD, Kelsic ED, Chait R, Gross R, Yelin I, Kishony R
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A poster child for experimental evolution
Evolution is usually studied via two distinct approaches: by inferring evolutionary processes from relatedness patterns among living species or by observing evolution in action in the laboratory or field. A recent study by Baym and colleagues in Science  has now combined these approaches by taking advantage of the pattern left behind by spatially evolving bacterial populations.
Evolution is often considered too slow to see, and can only be inferred by studying patterns of relatedness usin...