Leo on the genomics of a sexually selected avian radiation

Leo on the genomics of a sexually selected avian radiation: Research Associate Leo Campagna led off our lab’s presentations at the North American Ornithological Conference via a talk on his ongoing work on seedeater genomics. The story of this avian radiation just keeps getting better and better as Leo delves deeper into the genetic architecture of these birds that are very genetically similar, yet very distinct in plumage and song. His newest whole-genome comparisons identify a number of regions of the genome that are evolving in parallel and which are likely important in the speciation processes that underlie this rapid diversification.IMG_0998

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