I probably should have thought about this some more before jumping into the deep end, but here's some of what you might find me blogging about in the near future:
Origin and Evolution of Sex. When did meiosis evolve and from what processes did it derive? Is DNA repair the original function of meiotic recombination? Are there any bona fide ancient asexual eukaryotes? If so, how do they persist?
Early Eukaryotic Evolution. What are the evolutionary relationships among the major lineages of eukaryotes? (& what are the major lineages of eukaryotes?) Can the answers provide some hints about the origin of novel features in eukaryotic cells?
Introns. What is the evolutionary history of eukaryotic gene structure? Have spliceosomal introns been mostly gained or lost during eukaryotic evolution? How? Why?
Evolution Teaching. What can be done to ameliorate the pitiful level of evolutionary knowledge in students (and the public) at all levels in the US? What information do parents and teachers need to communicate the fascinating science of evolutionary biology?
Other stuff relating to politics, religion (or lack thereof), parenting, lab management, professor-dom and other life-pusuits...
A peculiar limp, pink leaf flush
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