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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)

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Two EEB faculty serving on U-M Covid-19 council

Two members of the University of Michigan's new Covid-19 council are part of the EEB community: Cindee Giffen, lecturer in comprehensive studies and Luis Zaman, assistant professor of ecology and evolution and complex systems.

An Unexpected Evolution

Professor Luis Zaman asks hard questions about evolution—ones live microbes alone can’t answer.

RESEARCH FEATURE

Howler monkey genetics study shows similarities to archaic gene flow between humans and Neanderthals

Marcella Baiz (U-M EEB Ph.D. 2019) published part of her dissertation investigating a primate hybrid zone to try to understand the genetic basis of reproductive isolation of two closely related species: the mantled howler monkey and the Mexican black howler monkey. A hybrid zone is a place where two species coexist and occasionally interbreed in a process called hybridization.

The paper was selected as the cover story and an Editor’s Choice.

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