Posts tagged with evolution

  1. Using genomics to determine the adaptive potential of populations

    Words: Ary Hoffmann One of the central tenets of conservation biology is that high levels of genetic variation in natural populations is important for their long-term …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2019/06/27/using-genomics-to-determine-the-adaptive-potential-of-populations

  2. New open access paper: Morphological and molecular analysis of Australian earwigs (Dermaptera) points to unique species and regional endemism in the Anisolabididae family

    Words and images: Oliver Stuart Link to open access paper Earwigs (Dermaptera) are a challenging group of insects to study. In Australia, earwigs are variously known …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2019/03/15/new-open-access-paper-morphological-and-molecular-analysis-of-australian-earwigs-dermaptera-points-to-unique-species-and-regional-endemism-in-the-anisolabididae-family

  3. The diversity of Aussie grasshoppers | Part one

    Words: Vanessa White Images: Mike Kearney and Vanessa White Why Australian grasshoppers are fantastic research subjects: The Morabine grasshoppers (subfamily Morabinae) commonly known as “matchstick grasshoppers” …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/10/08/the-diversity-of-aussie-grasshoppers-part-one

  4. SEEKING MSc STUDENT | Buruli Ulcer’s Most Wanted – Understanding the mosquito associated with the flesh-eating bacteria, Mycobacterium ulcerans

    Aedes notoscriptus has been identified in association with the emerging bacterial pathogen Mycobacterium ulcerans, which causes Buruli ulcer, as well as being a vector of Ross River …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/10/03/seeking-msc-student-buruli-ulcers-most-wanted-understanding-the-mosquito-associated-with-the-flesh-eating-bacteria-mycobacterium-ulcerans

  5. A new and unusual Wolbachia bacteria from Drosophila flies limited to the female sex

    Words: Ary Hoffmann Cover image: Perran Ross As Wolbachia bacteria that live inside insect cells continue to be discovered and studied in detail, our appreciation of …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/08/24/a-new-and-unusual-wolbachia-bacteria-from-drosophila-flies-limited-to-the-female-sex

  6. Rapid evolution in insect pest species

    Off the back of a review Ary wrote last year in Current Opinion in Insect Science, a less technical and more digestible summary is now available …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/04/30/rapid-evolution-in-insect-pest-species

  7. The Wolbachia pandemic | Symbionts spread rapidly across highly diverged flies

    Photo by Dr Andrew Weeks CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

    Words: Perran Ross Cover photo: Andrew Weeks Wolbachia are perhaps the most prevalent bacterial symbionts on earth. Of the millions of insect species, Wolbachia are estimated …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/04/16/the-wolbachia-pandemic-symbionts-spread-rapidly-across-highly-diverged-flies

  8. Study Shows Rapid Evolution in Lab-Reared Insects | Perran and Ary’s new paper covered in Entomology Today

    Perran and Ary’s lab adaptation review  paper is fresh off the press and immediately generating interest. Follow the link below to Entomology Today to read all about …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/03/02/study-shows-rapid-evolution-in-lab-reared-insects-perran-and-arys-new-paper-covered-in-entomology-today

  9. Fresh publications!

    Climate contributes to the evolution of pesticide resistance | James Maino, Paul Umina, Ary Hoffmann     Abstract The evolution of pesticide resistance through space and …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/02/19/fresh-publications