The AGA President, Catherine Peichel, hosts this year's Symposium at beautiful IslandWood on Bainbridge Island, WA.
The meeting will bring together people working on both molecular and evolutionary aspects of chromosome evolution to stimulate exchange of ideas between scientists with different perspectives. The meeting will start with a reception on the evening of August 17, followed by two full days of talks, and conclude with breakfast on the morning of August 20. Mark Kirkpatrick will present the Key Distinguished Lecture on the theory surrounding chromosome evolution.
Shared housing, shared meals, and sharing ideas!
7 grad students and postdocs have received awards to help them complete genomics projects
The AGA grants awards each year to members to support special events that further the purposes of the Association, particularly to encourage student participation. Eligible events include specialized workshops, short courses in some aspect of organismal genetics, and meetings in areas of great current interest, but any event that would advance the purpose of the Association is eligible for support.
In this issue: Salmonid fishes are derived from a tetraploid ancestor. This Invited Review from Fred Allendorf explores the effects of this residual tetrasomic inheritance on evolutionary and population genomics of these fishes.
The newly published article by international authors including our Review Editor, Steve O'Brien, is freely available to read and download from Journal of Heredity.
An article by Matt Cronin and others ignites controversy over listing these wolves as a protected subspecies:
http://www.krbd.org/2014/12/11/southeast-wolves-subspecies-or-not. For the full article click the link below.
July 26 to 31, 2015: 8th International Conference on Stickleback Behavior and Evolution
FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Pop Quiz: what creatures make up more than 70% of the approximately 1.9 million described species on earth and have long served as model organisms in many areas of biology? If you guessed invertebrates, you’re right!
Besides your subscription to the Journal of Heredity, the Association hosts a yearly symposium, and provides special awards towards programs and education.