(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!

(2020-10-15) – Paper accepted!

The paper “The genome of Draba nivalis shows signatures of adaptation to the extreme environmental stresses of the Arctic” resulting from a collaboration with the Natural History Museum at University of Oslo is now accepted in Molecular Ecology resources! Thanks for a great collaboration and congratulations to all coauthors!

(2020-09-17) – Open researcher position in the ERC project SuperGenE

We have an open position for a researcher within the ERC project SuperGenE. For more information on the position and how to apply, see Opportunities.

(2020-09-04) – Open PhD student position

We have an opening for a 4-year PhD student position as part of a Swedish Research Council funded project on supergene evolution – more information here.

(2020-07-16) – Paper accepted in Current Biology

A paper to which we contributed as collaborators, led by Prof. Lars Ostergaard at the John Innes Centre, is now accepted in Current Biology. Big congrats to all coauthors!

Dong Y, Majda M, Šimura J, Horvath R, Srivastava AK, Łangowski Ł, Eldridge T, Stacey N, Slotte T, Sadanandom A, Ljung K, Smith RS, Ostergaard L. 2020. HEARTBREAK controls post-translational modification of INDEHISCENT to regulate fruit morphology in Capsella. Current Biology, In press.