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jim mallet
natural historian, PhD Texas, native Londoner. (Profile pic from Mauro Cutrona )
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I love it, "tucked in" the Great White Shark genome are clues to longevity... Managed to avoid "reveals", unlike the PNAS article!
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jim mallet Feb 19
Replying to @Hanliconius
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jim mallet Feb 18
I conducted a PhD viva in that building, and it seemed surprisingly quiet and private (white noise from the other people on floors above, same, and below) in spite of the extreme open plan design
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jim mallet Feb 18
Somewhat unconvincing narrative, but maybe they're onto something!
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jim mallet Feb 15
Larry's facebook post:
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jim mallet Feb 15
Replying to @WTF_R_species
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jim mallet Feb 15
Larry Gilbert's mutant white Heliconius melpomene, reproduced from Larry's facebook page by permission:
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jim mallet Feb 14
Replying to @BroadGavin @drpyralid
Aw c'mon, Cupido minimus is the MOST beautiful of British Butterflies!
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jim mallet Feb 14
Replying to @PyhaTanja
It's an American thing!
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jim mallet Feb 12
Replying to @RosieRedfield
Teaching skeptical students is what it's all about! A good student should be prepared to challenge her Prof. Maybe it was amplified because you are a woman, but all teachers at undergrad and above should get this sort of backchat, I think, and I certainly get it from my lectures.
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jim mallet Feb 12
Replying to @macmanes @ras_nielsen
I've probably got a 35 mm transparency somewhere...
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jim mallet Feb 11
Replying to @macmanes @ras_nielsen
Encountering him and his team in a VW Bus on the road down from Cuzco to the Madre de Dios river was one of the foundational meetings of the rest of my life
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jim mallet Feb 10
Species are delimited so differently in each group of organisms! I've no personal experience with prokaryotes, but aren't they all the same? (Heh!) Srsly I've argued that many distinctive "host races" or specialist euk parasites are species, even though they hybridize with others
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Dr Adam Rutherford Feb 8
I am truly honoured to be giving the 2019 Voltaire Lecture for , on the Return of Scientific Racism. chaired by
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Centre Ecol & Evol Feb 8
Come join us at the Natural History Museum next Wednesday for our annual Darwin’s Birthday debate - this year on “The Future of Human Evolution”!
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Kat Arney Jan 25
Why bother evolving new wing patterns when you could just steal them from your neighbours? The genetic secrets of Heliconius butterflies revealed by in the latest Genetics Unzipped podcast with
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Chris Jiggins Feb 7
Excited to have two papers in today. The first led by on mate choice genetics
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jim mallet Feb 7
Here's the reference: Durand, E. et al. 2014. Dominance hierarchy arising from the evolution of a complex small RNA regulatory network. Science 346:1200-1205. . It caught my eye, but maybe there's more work on this today? I dunno.
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jim mallet Feb 7
This is way cool, and thank you Simon for mentioning this to Nate in August. He immediately found the same effect, very strong, deep in our 20 genome data as well.
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jim mallet Feb 7
Yes, I agree. There's some interesting work on 5 (dominance hierarchy) with plant self-incompatibility genes where it's due to microRNA transcription and inhibition. I'd love to know whether H. numata does that
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