Joseph Felsenstein is Professor in the Departments of Genome Sciences and Biology and Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Statistics at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is best known for his work on phylogenetic inference, and is the author of Inferring Phylogenies, and principal author and distributor of the package of phylogenetic inference programs called PHYLIP, and is currently serving as the President of the Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution.

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James McInerney is the principle investigator of the Bioinformatics and Molecular Evolution Laboratories at NUI Maynooth. He was one of the founding directors of the Irish Centre for High End Computing, an Associate Editor of Molecular Biology and Evolution, Biology Direct, and Journal of Experimental Zoology, and is currently serving as the Secretary for the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution.

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Juliette de Meaux is interested in the molecular basis of Darwinian adaptation in natural plant systems. Her works combines the approaches of population, quantitative and molecular genetics to dissect the underpinning of adaptive changes. She completed her PhD at AgroParisTech, under the supervision of Prof. Claire Neema and studied the molecular basis of host-pathogen coevolution in natural populations of common bean. She then spent her Postdoc time in the lab of Prof. Tom Mitchell-Olds at the Max Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology in Jena and worked on the evolution of cis-regulatory DNA. Since 2005, she runs her own lab, first at the Max Planck Institute of Plant Breeding in Cologne and then at the University of Münster. In January 2015, she relocated her lab at the University of Cologne. She is currently serving as the Treasurer for the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution.

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MBE & GBE Best Graduate Student Papers Announcement

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A Phylogenomic Assessment of Ancient Polyploidy and Genome Evolution across the Poales

Michael R. McKain, Haibao Tang, Joel R. McNeal, Saravanaraj Ayyampalayam, Jerrold I. Davis, Claude W. dePamphilis, Thomas J. Givnish, J. Chris Pires, Dennis Wm. Stevenson, James H. Leebens-Mack
Apr 21, 2016; 8:1150-1164
Research Article

An Expanded Genomic Representation of the Phylum Cyanobacteria

Rochelle M. Soo, Connor T. Skennerton, Yuji Sekiguchi, Michael Imelfort, Samuel J. Paech, Paul G. Dennis, Jason A. Steen, Donovan H. Parks, Gene W. Tyson, Philip Hugenholtz
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Research Article

Evolutionary Insights into RNA trans-Splicing in Vertebrates

Quan Lei, Cong Li, Zhixiang Zuo, Chunhua Huang, Hanhua Cheng, Rongjia Zhou
Mar 10, 2016; 8:562-577
Invited Review

Opsin Repertoire and Expression Patterns in Horseshoe Crabs: Evidence from the Genome of Limulus polyphemus (Arthropoda: Chelicerata)

Barbara-Anne Battelle, Joseph F. Ryan, Karen E. Kempler, Spencer R. Saraf, Catherine E. Marten, Wesley C. Warren, Patrick J. Minx, Michael J. Montague, Pamela J. Green, Skye A. Schmidt, Lucinda Fulton, Nipam H. Patel, Meredith E. Protas, Richard K. Wilson, Megan L. Porter
Jun 3, 2016; 8:1571-1589

Genomic Signatures of Speciation in Sympatric and Allopatric Hawaiian Picture-Winged Drosophila

Lin Kang, Robert Settlage, Wyatt McMahon, Katarzyna Michalak, Hongseok Tae, Harold R. Garner, Elizabeth A. Stacy, Donald K. Price, Pawel Michalak
May 30, 2016; 8:1482-1488
Genome Report

The Mycobacterium phlei Genome: Expectations and Surprises

Sarbashis Das, B. M. Fredrik Pettersson, Phani Rama Krishna Behra, Malavika Ramesh, Santanu Dasgupta, Alok Bhattacharya, Leif A. Kirsebom
Apr 8, 2016; 8:975-985
Genome Report

Duplication and Diversification of Dipteran Argonaute Genes, and the Evolutionary Divergence of Piwi and Aubergine

Samuel H. Lewis, Heli Salmela, Darren J. Obbard
Mar 9, 2016; 8:507-518
Research Article

An Ancient Transkingdom Horizontal Transfer of Penelope-Like Retroelements from Arthropods to Conifers

Xuan Lin, Nurul Faridi, Claudio Casola
May 2, 2016; 8:1252-1266
Research Article

Multilevel Selection Theory and the Evolutionary Functions of Transposable Elements

Tyler D.P. Brunet, W. Ford Doolittle
Aug 29, 2015; 7:2445-2457

How Archiving by Freezing Affects the Genome-Scale Diversity of Escherichia coli Populations

Kathleen Sprouffske, Jose Aguilar-Rodriguez, Andreas Wagner
May 9, 2016; 8:1290-1298

Evolutionary Transitions of MicroRNA-Target Pairs

Masafumi Nozawa, Mai Fujimi, Chie Iwamoto, Kanako Onizuka, Nana Fukuda, Kazuho Ikeo, Takashi Gojobori
Jun 4, 2016; 8:1621-1633

Methanogenesis and the Wood-Ljungdahl pathway: an ancient, versatile, and fragile association

Guillaume Borrel, Panagiotis S. Adam, Simonetta Gribaldo
May 11, 2016; 0:1141-114