- Changes in C uptake in populations of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii selected at high CO2Sinead Collins
Biology Department, McGill University, 1205 Avenue Dr Penfield, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Plant Cell Environ 29:1812-9. 2006..This shows how predictions about the properties of communities in the future can be influenced by the effect of natural selection...
- Rewinding the tape: selection of algae adapted to high CO2 at current and pleistocene levels of CO2Sinead Collins
McGill University, Department of Biology, 1205 Ave Dr Penfield, Montreal H3A 1BI, Canada
Evolution 60:1392-401. 2006..Adaptation to ambient and glacial-era levels of CO2 produced a range of phenotypes, suggesting that chance rather than selective history contributes to the divergence of replicate populations in this system...
- Adaptive walks toward a moving optimumSinead Collins
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne 50829, Germany
Genetics 176:1089-99. 2007..This suggests that care should be taken when experiments using sudden environmental changes are used to make predictions about adaptive responses to gradual change...
- Phenotypic consequences of 1,000 generations of selection at elevated CO2 in a green algaSinead Collins
Biology Department, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B1, Canada
Nature 431:566-9. 2004..These lines also grew poorly at ambient concentrations of CO2. We tentatively attribute this outcome to the accumulation of conditionally neutral mutations in genes affecting the carbon concentration mechanism...
- Oxygen content of transmembrane proteins over macroevolutionary time scalesClaudia Acquisti
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Carl von Linne Weg 10, 50829 Köln, Germany
Nature 445:47-52. 2007..We suggest the hypothesis that atmospheric oxygen concentrations affected the timing of the evolution of cellular compartmentalization by constraining the size of domains necessary for communication across membranes...
- Assessing the influence of adjacent gene orientation on the evolution of gene upstream regions in Arabidopsis thalianaFei He
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, 50829 Cologne, Germany
Genetics 185:695-701. 2010..Altogether, however, we observe considerable variation in evolutionary rates, with putative signatures of selection on two uni-directional upstream regions...