Elizabeth A Ostrowski
Affiliation: Rice University
- Kin discrimination increases with genetic distance in a social amoebaElizabeth A Ostrowski
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
PLoS Biol 6:e287. 2008..discoideum cells co-aggregate more with genetically similar than dissimilar individuals, suggesting the existence of a mechanism that discerns the degree of genetic similarity between individuals in this social microorganism...
- Ecological specialization and adaptive decay in digital organismsElizabeth A Ostrowski
Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
Am Nat 169:E1-20. 2007..Occasionally, unused functions were not lost and even increased in performance. Here we find that understanding how the functions were integrated into the genome was crucial to predictions of their maintenance...
- The genetic basis of parallel and divergent phenotypic responses in evolving populations of Escherichia coliElizabeth A Ostrowski
Department of Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Proc Biol Sci 275:277-84. 2008..Substitutions in the same locus clustered together phenotypically, indicating concordance between molecular and phenotypic measures of divergence...
- Learning to get along despite struggling to get byElizabeth A Ostrowski
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
Genome Biol 10:218. 2009..Here we review the evolutionary theories for cooperation, with emphasis on the mechanisms that can favor cooperation and reduce conflict in multicellular organisms...
- Polymorphic members of the lag gene family mediate kin discrimination in DictyosteliumROCIO BENABENTOS
Graduate Program in Cell and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Curr Biol 19:567-72. 2009..These findings reveal an early evolutionary origin of kin discrimination and provide insight into the mechanism of social recognition and immunity...
- A SNP discovery method to assess variant allele probability from next-generation resequencing dataYufeng Shen
The Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Genome Res 20:273-80. 2010..Validation results show that Atlas-SNP2 achieves a false-positive rate of lower than 10%, with an approximately 5% or lower false-negative rate...
- Pleiotropic effects of beneficial mutations in Escherichia coliElizabeth A Ostrowski
Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824, USA
Evolution 59:2343-52. 2005....
- A negative relationship between mutation pleiotropy and fitness effect in yeastTim F Cooper
School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Evolution 61:1495-9. 2007..These results are consistent with pleiotropy having a direct role in affecting fitness...