BAUCOM Regina

  • http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/baucom-lab, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States of America
  • Adaptation, Evolutionary Applications, Evolutionary Ecology, Expression Studies, Genotype-Phenotype, Quantitative Genetics
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Gina earned her BS from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her PhD from the Genetics Department at the University of Georgia. She was a post-doctoral research associate in Jeff Bennetzen’s lab, also at UGA, before joining the faculty at University of Cincinnati in 2010. She moved to the University of Michigan in 2013. Gina is broadly interested in plant adaptation, genome structure and function, and plant-microbial interactions.

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2017-07-31
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Selection on morphological traits and fluctuating asymmetry by a fungal parasite in the yellow dung fly
Wolf U. Blanckenhorn
https://doi.org/10.1101/136325

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Parasite-mediated selection promotes small body size in yellow dung flies

Body size has long been considered as one of the most important organismic traits influencing demographical processes, population size, and evolution of life history strategies [1, 2]. While many studies have reported a selective advantage of large body size, the forces that determine small-sized organisms are less known, and reports of negative selection coefficients on body size are almost absent at present. This lack of knowledge is unfortunate as climate change and energy demands in stressfu...

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