Zachary D Blount
Affiliation: Michigan State University
- Genomic analysis of a key innovation in an experimental Escherichia coli populationZachary 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...
- Historical contingency and the evolution of a key innovation in an experimental population of Escherichia coliZachary 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...
- Replaying Evolution to Test the Cause of Extinction of One Ecotype in an Experimentally Evolved PopulationCaroline 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. ..