We'll be meeting for our next Env. Micro. journal club this coming Monday, Nov. 18th from 12:30pm-1:30pm in STC-2002. As usual, pizza lunch will be generously provided by the WCMR.
This journal club session, Melody Cabrera Ospino (Neufeld lab) be facilitating a discussion on the recent mBio paper by Chase and colleagues (2019), "Maintenance of sympatric and allopatric populations in free-living terrestrial bacteria" (PDF attached). How do bacteria diverge evolutionarily (i.e., "speciate")? The authors take an initial stab at this question by reconstructing patterns of gene flow over geographic distances between closely related strains of soil bacteria in the Curtobacterium genus.
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