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EEB Thursday Seminar Series - Hubbell Seminar - From fossil to genome: Integrative phylogenetic approaches uncover the evolutionary history of predaceous ground and water beetles

Grey Gustafson, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University
Thursday, October 5, 2023
3:00-4:00 PM
1010 Biological Sciences Building Map
This event is part of our afternoon Thursday Seminar Series.

PREVIEW: Relationships among the predaceous ground and water beetles, the suborder Adephaga, have long remained unresolved. However, recent efforts incorporating data from transcriptomes, ultraconserved elements (UCEs), and genomes have provided highly resolved and strongly supported trees, revealing their evolutionary relationships. Among these beetles, the family Gyrinidae – whirligig beetles, has proven critical for understanding the morphology and timing of the evolution of the entire beetle suborder. By incorporating fossils in a total evidence framework and deploying tailored UCE probe sets on a variety of data types generated by high throughput sequencing techniques for phylogenomic inference, the deep and shallow diversification events within predaceous ground and water beetles are becoming clearer.

Building: Biological Sciences Building
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: AEM Featured, Biology, Biosciences, Bsbsigns, department of ecology and evolutionary biology, ecology, Ecology & Biology, Ecology And Evolutionary Biology, eeb, evolutionary biology
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