*Featured image photo credit: Lisandro Milocco
In this episode, Lisandro Milocco (PhD candidate, advised by Dr. Isaac Salazar-Ciudad) shares insights from his new paper, Milocco and Salazar-Ciudad 2022: ‘Evolution of the G matrix under nonlinear genotype-phenotype maps.’ We discuss how Lisandro likes to think about genotype-phenotype maps, how genes control complex developmental processes such as the generation of mammalian teeth, and how the interaction of genes and the developmental processes they control change our expectations for how quantitative phenotypes evolve. Listen to our conversation and then read Lisandro’s full paper here!
Want to develop your understanding even further? Email Lisandro at email@example.com.
NATURALIST SELECTIONS IS AN INTERVIEW SERIES PRODUCED BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NATURALISTS GRADUATE COUNCIL. WE SHOWCASE GRADUATE STUDENT AND POSTDOC AUTHORED WORK IN THE AMERICAN NATURALIST, A PREMIER PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL FOR ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR RESEARCH. CATCH UP ON EXCITING NEW PAPERS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED FROM THE JOURNAL, AND MEET SOME TRULY BRILLIANT EARLY CAREER NATURALISTS!
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Featured Guest: Lisandro Milocco, University of Helsinki, Finland
Host, Editor, Producer: Sarah McPeek, University of Virginia, US
Original Music: Daniel Nondorf, University of Virginia, USContinue reading “NS – Lisandro Milocco – evolutionary development warps our expectations for the evolution of G matrices and the phenotypes they produce”