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Hybridization shapes the evolution of sex

**This post is a part of the series on the 2019 AGA Presidential Symposium – Sex and Asex: the genetics of complex life cycles**     About the Author: Taylor Williams wrote this post as a part of Dr. Stacy Krueger-Hadfield’s Ecological Genetics course taken as a special topics course at the College of Charleston. […]

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Behind the science: Looking for the population genetic signatures of variable clonality across an environmental gradient

About the author: Will H. Ryan is a postdoc currently working in the Krueger-Hadfield Lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on the evolutionary ecology of marine organisms with complex life cycles. In order to better understand mechanisms driving local adaptation and life cycle diversity, he studies how environmental variation interacts with genetic and plastic […]

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Mayflies and the origin of parthenogenesis

**This post is a part of the series on the 2019 AGA Presidential Symposium – Sex and Asex: the genetics of complex life cycles**     About the author: Frank Stearns is an Adjunct Professor teaching Genetics and a writing course on Science Communication. He is interested in adaptation and speciation genetics and in the history […]

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Behind the Science: Approximating the Coalescent Under Facultative Sex

**This post is a part of the series on the 2019 AGA Presidential Symposium – Sex and Asex: the genetics of complex life cycles**   About the author: Matthew Hartfield is a NERC Independent Research Fellow at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh UK. His research explores the interaction between genetic selection and reproduction, using mathematical […]

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Behind the Science: Starting at the Beginning

**This post is a part of the series on the 2019 AGA Presidential Symposium – Sex and Asex: the genetics of complex life cycles**     About the Author: Adena Collens is an undergraduate student in her senior year at Smith College. She has enjoyed learning about protist diversity and genome evolution in Dr. Laura Katz’s […]

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