Thursday, July 05, 2018

Angie Roles publishes in Ecology and Evolution

Blandy Experimental Farm, Boyce, Virginia
Recent research by Associate Professor of Biology Angie Roles and collaborators "assessed phenotypes associated with survival and reproductive success in over 30,000 plants representing 100 mutation accumulation lines of Arabidopsis thaliana across four temporal environments at a single field site." The authors conclude, "The combination of large environmental variance with a mean effect of mutation near zero suggests that mutations could contribute substantially to standing genetic variation."

Rutter, Matthew T., Roles, Angela J., & Fenster, Charles B. (2018). Quantifying natural seasonal variation in mutation parameters with mutation accumulation lines. Ecology and Evolution, 8(11), 5575-5585. 10.1002/ece3.4085  (Open Access)