Zachary D Blount

Summary

Affiliation: Michigan State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi A case study in evolutionary contingency
    Zachary D Blount
    BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA Electronic address
    Stud Hist Philos Biol Biomed Sci 58:82-92. 2016
  2. pmc Genomic analysis of a key innovation in an experimental Escherichia coli population
    Zachary D Blount
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    Nature 489:513-8. 2012
  3. pmc Sustained fitness gains and variability in fitness trajectories in the long-term evolution experiment with Escherichia coli
    Richard E Lenski
    BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA Department of Integrative Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 282:20152292. 2015
  4. pmc Historical contingency and the evolution of a key innovation in an experimental population of Escherichia coli
    Zachary D Blount
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:7899-906. 2008
  5. pmc Replaying Evolution to Test the Cause of Extinction of One Ecotype in an Experimentally Evolved Population
    Caroline B Turner
    Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 10:e0142050. 2015

Collaborators

  • Jeffrey E Barrick
  • Caroline B Turner
  • Richard E Lenski
  • Alita R Burmeister
  • Rachel Sullivan
  • Jay Bundy
  • Noah Ribeck
  • Rohan Maddamsetti
  • Joshua R Nahum
  • Kyle J Card
  • Michael J Wiser
  • Neerja Hajela
  • J Jeffrey Morris
  • Nkrumah A Grant
  • Brian D Wade
  • Joseph S Mulka
  • Maia Rowles
  • Spiridon E Papoulis
  • Colleen Clark
  • Luis Zaman
  • Kiyana Weatherspoon
  • Elizabeth J Baird

Detail Information

Publications5

  1. doi A case study in evolutionary contingency
    Zachary D Blount
    BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA Electronic address
    Stud Hist Philos Biol Biomed Sci 58:82-92. 2016
    ..Here I review this case of evolutionary contingency and discuss what it implies about the importance of historical contingency arising from the core processes of evolution. ..
  2. pmc Genomic analysis of a key innovation in an experimental Escherichia coli population
    Zachary D Blount
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    Nature 489:513-8. 2012
    ..Our findings illustrate the importance of promoter capture and altered gene regulation in mediating the exaptation events that often underlie evolutionary innovations...
  3. pmc Sustained fitness gains and variability in fitness trajectories in the long-term evolution experiment with Escherichia coli
    Richard E Lenski
    BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA Department of Integrative Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 282:20152292. 2015
    ..Taken together, our results imply that both adaptation and divergence can continue indefinitely--or at least for a long time--even in a constant environment...
  4. pmc Historical contingency and the evolution of a key innovation in an experimental population of Escherichia coli
    Zachary D Blount
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:7899-906. 2008
    ..More generally, we suggest that historical contingency is especially important when it facilitates the evolution of key innovations that are not easily evolved by gradual, cumulative selection...
  5. pmc Replaying Evolution to Test the Cause of Extinction of One Ecotype in an Experimentally Evolved Population
    Caroline B Turner
    Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 10:e0142050. 2015
    ..Instead, we infer that the extinction must have been caused by a rare chance event in which some aspect of the experimental conditions was inadvertently perturbed. ..