BRANDVAIN Yaniv

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  • , University of Minnesota - Twin Citites, St Paul, United States of America
  • Evolutionary Theory, Hybridization / Introgression, Population Genetics / Genomics, Quantitative Genetics, Speciation
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PhD 2010 from Indiana University. Worked on theoretical population genetics and synthetic analyses of 'patterns in the literature.' (co-Supervisors: Mike Wade & Leonie Moyle )

Postdoc (2010-2014) at UC Davis CPB. Worked on theoretical and empirical population genomics and reproductive isolation. (co-Supervisors: Graham Coop and Michael Turelli)

Assistant Professor (2014 - present), University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology. Working on empirical and theoretical population genomics, speciation biology, and plant mating systems evolution. (Supervised Postdocs: Dena Grossenbacher 2014-2015, Heath Blackmon 2016 - present , Adam Herman 2015 - present, Alison Wardlaw 2016 - present. Supervised PhD Students: Alex Harkness 2015 - Present).

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2018-09-07
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Parallel pattern of differentiation at a genomic island shared between clinal and mosaic hybrid zones in a complex of cryptic seahorse lineages
Florentine Riquet, Cathy Liautard-Haag, Lucy Woodall, Carmen Bouza, Patrick Louisy, Bojan Hamer, Francisco Otero-Ferrer, Philippe Aublanc, Vickie BĂ©duneau, Olivier Briard, Tahani El Ayari, Sandra Hochscheid, Khalid Belkhir, Sophie Arnaud-Haond, Pierre-Alexandre Gagnaire, Nicolas Bierne
https://doi.org/10.1101/161786

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Genomic parallelism in adaptation to orthogonal environments in sea horses

Studies in speciation genomics have revealed that gene flow is quite common, and that despite this, species can maintain their distinct environmental adaptations. Although researchers are still elucidating the genomic mechanisms by which species maintain their adaptations in the face of gene flow, this often appears to involve few diverged genomic regions in otherwise largely undifferentiated genomes. In this preprint [1], Riquet and colleagues investigate the genetic structuring and patterns of...

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2018-07-06
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Variation in competitive ability with mating system, ploidy and range expansion in four Capsella species
Xuyue Yang, Martin Lascoux and Sylvain Glémin
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2018/07/06/214866.full.pdf

Recommended by Sylvain Billiard and Henrique Teotonio based on reviews by Yaniv Brandvain, Henrique Teotonio and 1 anonymous reviewer
When ecology meets genetics: Towards an integrated understanding of mating system transitions and diversity

In the 19th century, C. Darwin and F. Delpino engaged in a debate about the success of species with different reproduction modes, with the later favouring the idea that monoecious plants capable of autonomous selfing could spread more easily than dioecious plants (or self-incompatible hermaphroditic plants) if cross-pollination opportunities were limited [1]. Since then, debate has never faded about how natural selection is responsible for transitions to selfing and can explain the diversity and...

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