- Pleiotropic costs of niche expansion in the RNA bacteriophage phi 6Siobain Duffy
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8106, USA
Genetics 172:751-7. 2006..The possibility for cost-free niche expansion implies that varied ecological conditions may favor host shifts in RNA viruses...
- Evolution of host specificity drives reproductive isolation among RNA virusesSiobain Duffy
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
Evolution 61:2614-22. 2007..Furthermore, our data confirm the biological credibility of simple "no-gene" mechanisms of assortative mating, in which this trait arises as a pleiotropic effect of genes responsible for ecological adaptation...
- Evolutionary genomics of host-use in bifurcating demes of RNA virus phi-6Paul E Turner
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
BMC Evol Biol 12:153. 2012..The resulting tree yielded 32 clones at the tips and internal nodes; these strains were fully sequenced and measured for phenotypic changes in selected traits (fitness on original and novel hosts)...