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Digest Original articleDigest AuthorDate Published
Salamanders’ slow slither into genomic gigantismGenetic drift and mutational hazard in the evolution of salamander genomic gigantismDodsworth11/14/2016
Digest: Females that look alike do not always mate alikePoison frog color morphs express assortative mate preferences in allopatry but not sympatryNagel11/17/2016
The key to pollen-stigma dimorphisms: dissecting the functional significance of the heterostylous syndromeExperimental insights on the function of ancillary pollen and stigma polymorphisms in plants with heteromorphic incompatibilityKreiner11/14/2016
Live fast or slow? Temperature does not impose selection on metabolic rateColder environments did not select for a faster metabolism during experimental evolution of Drosophila melanogasterFabian11/14/2016
For the Stickleback it’s not just size that matters, but how he builds it.Environmental change mediates mate choice for an extended phenotype, but not for mate qualitySimcock11/14/2016
Ant workers might use ancient regulatory pathways to divide labourTesting the reproductive groundplan hypothesis in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)Ernst11/14/2016
Digest: Mechanisms of assortative mating and ecological speciationAdaptive, but not condition-dependent, body shape differences contribute to assortative mating preferences during ecological speciationIngley11/24/2017
Fitness gains in guppies support evolution’s role in coexistenceThe evolution of coexistence: Reciprocal adaptation promotes the assembly of a simple communityLyberger11/24/2017
Digest: Experimental evolution drives the formation of functional mitonuclear associationsSex-specific mitonuclear epistasis and the evolution of mitochondrial bioenergetics, ageing and life history in seed beetlesMcAssey12/6/2016
Digest: Toward predicting evolutionary response to environmental change: the power of integrated experimental and genetic studiesAdaptive divergence in flowering time among natural populations of Arabidopsis thaliana: estimates of selection and QTL mappingOpedal12/9/2017
Digest: On the temporal evolution of reproductive isolationEvolution of reproductive isolation in stickleback fishIngley12/20/2016
Digest: Female squid influence insemination success after mating to show a preference for smaller malesImpact of cryptic female choice on insemination success: Larger sized and longer copulating male squid ejaculate more, but females influence insemination success by removing spermatangiaHarrison12/28/2016
Digest: Sticklebacks don’t just go with the flow: genetic differentiation between lake and stream populations due to more than just geographic distancePartitioning the effects of isolation by distance, environment, and physical barriers on genomic divergence between parapatric threespine sticklebackRichards12/6/2016
Evolve wisely—some ant defense strategies paved way to diversification, and others to a dead endDefensive traits exhibit an evolutionary trade-off and drive diversification in antsRehm12/24/2016
Digest: Songs of the sea: mammalian vocalizations in aquatic and terrestrial environmentsDoes size matter? Examining the drivers of mammalian vocalisationsBarker12/24/2016
Why are there no ring species?Barriers to gene flow and ring species formationVijay12/24/2016
Digest: Climate Effects on Chipmunk Cranial MorphologyEvolutionary processes and its environmental correlates in the cranial morphology of western chipmunks (Tamias)Rehm1/13/2017
Splendid (Continental) RadiationsThe ecology of a continental evolutionary radiation: Is the radiation of sigmodontine rodents adaptive?McLean1/13/2017
Digest: On the independence of aging pathologiesExperimental evolution of slowed cognitive aging in Drosophila melanogasterLohr1/25/2017
Digest: Beating pathogens at their own gameParasites and competitors suppress bacterial pathogen synergistically due to evolutionary trade-offsSinghal1/13/2017
Digest: Prudent self-denial: the advantage of incompatibility in Leavenworthia alabamicaCosts of selfing prevent the spread of a self-compatibility mutation that causes reproductive assuranceHarkness2/27/2017
Complex dynamics underlie the evolution of imperfect wing pattern convergence in butterfliesDigest: Imperfect Convergence in Butterfly Wing PatternsEarl2/27/2017
Digest: Less than the Sum of Its Parts: Negative Epistasis in Bacterial SwarmingParallel emergence of negative epistasis across experimental lineagesSinghal2/23/2017
Old world climates give rise to ‘young’ lizard skullsDevelopmental dynamics of ecomorphological convergence in a transcontinental lizard radiationPowers3/8/2017
Digest: Trait variation in Mimulus provides new evidence for the joint action of ecological sorting and character displacementCompetition drives trait evolution and character displacement between Mimulus species along an environmental gradientEisen3/21/2017
Digest: Trait dependent diversification and its alternativesFiSSE: A simple non-parametric test for the effects of a binary character on lineage diversification ratesPennell5/5/2017
Digest: Cooperators Get Competitive in Mixed CompanyThe evolution of siderophore production as a competitive traitConnelly5/5/2017
Digest: Know your poison: predictable molecular changes confer toxin resistance in snakesConvergent adaptation to dangerous prey proceeds through the same first-step mutation in the garter snake Thamnophis sirtalisDavies4/27/2017
Digest: Plasticity responses help in coping with predation in natureSpatially heterogeneous selection in nature favors phenotypic plasticity in anuran larvaeStein4/25/2017
Digest: For ecologically similar Andean birds, gene flow and plumage uniformity go hand in handConsequences of divergence and introgression for speciation in Andean cloud forest birdsTurbek5/10/2017
Digest: Strengthening the link between sexual selection and colour polymorphismIntensity of male-male competition predicts morph diversity in a colour polymorphic lizardWhite5/22/2017
Digest: Ecological opportunity, competition, and diversity-dependence in macroevolutionInteractions within and between clades shaped the diversification of terrestrial carnivoresStroud6/21/2017
Digest: Floral ambush in the sun: Evolution of flower-dwelling and UV reflectance in crab spidersCorrelated evolution between colouration and ambush site in predators with visual prey luresWeigel6/21/2017
Digest: Using transcriptomics to map parental care behavior in burying beetlesRelating quantitative variation within a behavior to variation in transcriptionFlynn7/7/2017
Digest: Finding new homes: multilevel selection on birth timing and growth in North American red squirrelsMultilevel and sex-specific selection on competitive traits in North American red squirrelsMarvel-Coen6/21/2017
Digest: Shifting Biomes: Insight into patterns of plant radiation and dispersalThe phylogeny and biogeography of Hakea (Proteaceae) reveals the role of biome shifts in a continental plant radiationNash7/7/2017
Digest: Mediating the Impact of Integration in Malagasy CichlidsMalagasy cichlids differentially limit impacts of body shape evolution on oral jaw functional morphologyNavon8/9/2017
Digest: Does intralocus sexual conflict affect cricket nutrition?Little evidence for intralocus sexual conflict over the optimal intake of nutrients for lifespan and reproduction in the black field cricket Teleogryllus commodusIsaacson7/28/2017
Digest: A replication of sexual dimorphisms in size and longevity in a simulated baboon populationExplaining sex differences in lifespan in terms of optimal energy allocation in the baboonAltschul8/24/2017
Digest: Different evolutionary dynamics led to the convergence of clinging performance in lizard toepadsTempo and mode of performance evolution across multiple independent origins of adhesive toe pads in lizardsMurali/Tiatragul8/31/2017
Digest: Premating barriers drive reproductive isolation between two damselfly speciesMechanical and tactile incompatibilities cause reproductive isolation between two young damselfly speciesIsaacson8/24/2017
Digest: Ancient co-dispersals and host shifts in passerine birds - feather mites symbiosis.Detecting ancient co-dispersals and host shifts by double dating of host and parasite phylogenies: Application in proctophyllodid feather mites associated with passerine birdsSahoo8/24/2017
Digest: Stabilizing selection on exaggerated phenotypes in a wild populationSelection on an extreme weapon in the frog legged leaf beetle (Sagra femorata)Tiatragul9/18/2017
Digest: Chemical communication and sexual selection in lizardsChemical communication, sexual selection, and introgression in wall lizardsGarcía-Roa9/20/2017
Digest: Frog spots and protein truncations refine G coupled receptor functionDiversification and convergence of aposematic phenotypes: Truncated receptors and cellular arrangements mediate rapid evolution of coloration in harlequin poison frogsGrieco9/27/2017
Digest: Gene duplication and social evolution—Using big, open, data to answer big, open, questions Gene duplication and the evolution of phenotypic diversity in insect societies Harpur and Smith11/6/2017
Digest: Unpacking Fitness Effects of Spontaneous MutationsFitness change in relation to mutation number in spontaneous mutation accumulation lines of Chlamydomonas reinhardtiiSinghal11/6/2017
Digest: Evolution of sperm size and number in external fertilizersEjaculate evolution in external fertilizers: Influenced by sperm competition or sperm limitation?Samani11/21/2017
Digest: Room for geckos of all shapes and sizesCryptic lineage diversity, body size divergence and sympatry in a species complex of Australian lizards (Gehyra)Liedtke11/21/2017
Digest: The effect of the pollinator environment on pollen-related floral traitsGeographic patterns and pollination ecotypes in Claytonia virginicaMadec12/6/2017
Digest: Evolution of female genital shape variation is predicted by ontogeny and evolutionary allometryThe evolution of genital shape variation in female cetaceansLiao12/29/2017
Digest: Drivers of coral diversification in a major marine biodiversity hotspotThe origin and evolution of coral species richness in a marine biodiversity hotspotPérez-Escobar1/10/2018
Digest: Going solo: Development of self-fertilization in haploid algae may not lead to evolutionary declineRepeated evolution and reversibility of self-fertilization in the volvocine green algaeVincent1/9/2018
Digest: Sexual selection and conflict in a novel environment The consequences of sexual selection in well‐adapted and maladapted populations of bean beetlesVincent1/30/2018
Digest: The Red Queen hypothesis demonstrated by the Daphnia‐Caullerya host‐parasite systemParasites driving host diversity: Incidence of disease correlated with Daphnia clonal turnoverMartín‐Peciña, Osuna‐Mascaró1/30/2018
Digest: Shape‐shifting in Solanaceae flowers: The influence of pollinatorsConvergent evolution of floral shape tied to pollinator shifts in Iochrominae (Solanaceae)Dodsworth1/30/2018
Digest: Effects of spatially‐spreading adaptive mutations on genome‐wide diversityHitchhiking in space: Ancestry in adapting, spatially‐extended populationsHartfield3/25/2018
Digest: Plants adapt under attack: genotypic selection and phenotypic plasticity under herbivore pressureInsect herbivory and plant adaptation in an early successional communityHawkins3/31/2018
Digest: Life history evolution in Darwin's dream pondsEffects of parental care on resource allocation into immune defense and buccal microbiota in mouthbrooding cichlid fishesSpagopoulou3/31/2018
Digest: Context matters: the effects of light environment and female presence on the structure of wolf spider courtship displaysDynamic changes in display architecture and function across environments revealed by a systems approach to animal communicationFialko3/31/2018