(2021-09-04) – New preprint on bioRxiv

Our manuscript “Genomic signatures of sexual selection on pollen-expressed genes in Arabis alpina” is now available on bioRxiv as a preprint. In this manuscript we analyze whole-genome sequences of 228 A. alpina individuals from 13 populations with varying mating systems to test for genomic signatures of sexual selection on genes expressed in the male gametophyte. The study was led by Juanita Gutiérrez-Valencia, a PhD student in the Slotte lab.

Gutiérrez-Valencia J, Fracassetti M, Horvath R, Laenen B, Désamore A, Drouzas AD, Friberg, Kolár F, Slotte T. 2021. Genomic signatures of sexual selection on pollen-expressed genes in Arabis alpina. bioRxiv doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.09.02.457912

(2021-09-03) – Paper accepted in MBE!

Our paper entitled “Selection on accessible chromatin regions in Capsella grandiflora” has just been accepted for publication in Molecular Biology and Evolution! Big congratulations to first author Robert Horvath and thanks to everyone involved for their contributions! Full reference below.

Horvath R, Josephs EB, Pesquet E, Stinchcombe JR, Wright SI, Scofield D, Slotte T. 2021. Selection on accessible chromatin regions in Capsella grandiflora. Molecular Biology and Evolution. In press.

(2021-05-26) – Paper out in PNAS

A paper exploring the genetics of parallel alpina adaptation in Arabidopsis is now out in PNAS. The paper is led by Magdalena Bohutínska, a PhD student in the group of Filip Kolár at Charles University in Prague. Coauthors from the Slotte lab include Marco Fracassetti, Benjamin Laenen, and Tanja Slotte.

(2021-05-25) – Image from our paper on cover of May issue of GBE

An image from our review on supergene evolution was chosen for the cover of the May issue of GBE.

(2021-04-21) – Behind-the-paper blog post on our recent Heredity paper

A “behind-the-paper” blog post on our recent paper investigating the potential for instant self-compatibility in association with allopolyploid speciation in Capsella is now up. Read it here!

(2021-04-20) – Paper accepted in Molecular Ecology!

The review paper “Unboxing mutations: Connecting mutation types with evolutionary consequences” by Emma Berdan, Alexandre Blanckaert, Tanja Slotte, Alexander Suh, Anja M. Westram and Inês Fragata has now been accepted for publication in Molecular Ecology. Congratulations to all coauthors, and especially to Emma and Inês!

(2021-04-01) – Paper accepted in PNAS!

A paper resulting from a collaboration with the group of Dr. Filip Kolar at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, has been accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. Big congratulations especially to first author Magdalena Bohutínská, and to all coauthors! Full reference below.

Bohutínská M, Vlček J, Yair S, Laenen B, Konečná V, Fracassetti M, Slotte T, Kolár F. 2021. Genomic basis of parallel adaptation varies with divergence in Arabidopsis and its relatives. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, In press.

(2021-03-27) – Paper accepted!

New paper accepted for publication in Heredity! In this paper we investigate how the widespread allotetraploid Shepherd’s Purse formed, and specifically how it became self-compatible.

Bachmann J, Tedder A, Fracassetti M, Steige KA, Lafon-Placette C, Köhler C, Slotte T. 2021.  On the origin of the widespread self-compatible allotetraploid Capsella bursa-pastoris (Brassicaceae). Heredity, In press.

(2021-03-15) – Paper accepted!

Our review paper entitled “The genomic architecture and evolutionary fates of supergenes” has now been accepted for publication in Genome Biology and Evolution. Congratulations to all coauthors! Full reference below.

Gutiérrez-Valencia J1, Hughes W1, Berdan EL, Slotte T. 2021. The genomic architecture and evolutionary fates of supergenes. Genome Biology and Evolution, In press.

(2021-01-18) – Welcome Panagiotis, new PhD student in the lab!

On Monday January 18th, 2021, Panagiotis-Ioannis Zervakis started as a new PhD student in the lab. Panagiotis will be working on supergene and plant mating system evolution in a Swedish Research Council funded project. Welcome!