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Interplay of population genetics and dynamics in the genetic control of mosquitoes

A paper published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface (doi:10.1098/rsif.2013.1071) by Michael Bonsall and Nina Alphey has been featured on the University’s Science Blog.

A Genetic Atlas of Human Admixture History

A study published in Science by George Busby, Cristian Capelli and colleagues investigated the genetic variation of a sample of worldwide human populations and generated an atlas of the admixture history of our species, H sapiens.

Book: Pheromones and Animal Behavior

The second edition of Pheromones and animal behavior by Tristram Wyatt was published by Cambridge University Press in January. The book is focussed on the evolution of pheromones in animal communication, from molecules to neuroscience via behavioural ecology and speciation.

Flies with brothers make gentler lovers

A study conducted by Pau Carazo, Cedric Tan, Felicity Allen, Stu Wigby and Tommaso Pizzari and recently published in Nature, demonstrated that male fruit flies that are genetically related to each other compete less intensely and are more benign to females than unrelated males, illustrating the potential importance of population structure as a modulator of sexual conflict.

Fungi and insect herbivores maintain tropical rainforest diversity

A study published in Nature by Owen Lewis, Sofia Gripenberg and colleagues has shown that pathogenic fungi and insect herbivores play a crucial role in maintaining and structuring the high diversity of tropical rainforest plants.