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BIOL 590 Seminar.  A topical, graduate-level course focused on presentation of student research and review of scientific literature in the field of integrative genomics.  One credit.

Coordinator:                       Justin Ramsey, Jonas Science 168


Meeting Times:                  Fridays,  9:00–10:50 am, Jonas Science 141

Meeting Schedule, Articles, & Presentation Titles (Spring Semester 2018):

Session 01  ---   26 January, Justin Ramsey

Participant meet-and-great + general organizational meeting

Session 02   ---   02 February, Naveen Malik

Wang, T., et al. 2017. Transcriptional responses of Candida albicans to antimicrobrial peptide MAF-1A. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:894.       PDF                                                         

Session 03   ---   09 February, Beth Reman

Borgonie, G., et al. 2015. Eukaryotic opportunists dominate the deep-subsurface biosphere in South Africa. Nature Communications 6:8952.      PDF


Session 04   ---   16 February, Yi Ren

Guo, Y-P., et al. 2012. Nuclear and plastic haplotypes suggest rapid diploid and polyploid speciation in the N Hemisphere Achillea millefolium complex (Asteraceae).  BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:2.      PDF   

Session 05   ---   23 February, Cynthia Anderson

CV/Resume Writing Workshop

Session 06   ---   2 March, Mark Gabel

“Update on the BHSU Herbarium:  Research Projects, Collaborations, and Recent Acquisitions”

Session 07   ---   9 March    <Spring Break>

No meeting

Session 08   ---   16 March, Justin Ramsey

“Polyploidy & Ecological Adaptation in the North American Wild Yarrow”

Session 09   ---   23 March, Naveen Malik

“Transcriptomics Analysis of Candadida glabrata Treated with Thymoquinone Using RNA-Seq”

Session 10   ---   30 March    <Good Friday>

No meeting

Session 11   ---   6 April

Presentation postponed due to snow day!

Session 12   ---   13 April

Presentation postponed due to snow day!

Session 13   ---   20 April, Beth Reman


Session 14   ---   27 April, Yi Ren


Session 15   ---   4 May, Raeann Mettler

“Genetics and Migratory Behavior of the European Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)”

Meeting Schedule, Discussion Leaders, & Articles (Spring Semester 2016):

Session 01  ---   1 February, Justin Ramsey

Participant meet-and-great + general organizational meeting

Session 02   ---   8 February, Mark Gabel

Moffat, C. E.., et al. 2015. Morphology delimits more species than molecular genetic clusters of invasive Pilosella. American Journal of Botany 102(7):1145-1159.      PDF


“Morphometric analysis of recently-arrived invasive hawkweeds in the Black Hills area.”

Session 03   ---   22 February, Cami Griffith

Martin, B.T., et al. 2013. Sequence-based molecular phylogenetics and phylogeography of the American box turtles (Tarrapene spp.) with support from DNA barcoding. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68:119-134.        PDF


“Landscape genetics of the ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata)."

Session 04   ---   29 February, Michael Wallis

Guo, Y-P., et al. 2012. Nuclear and plastic haplotypes suggest rapid diploid and polyploid speciation in the N Hemisphere Achillea millefolium complex (Asteraceae).  BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:2         PDF   


“Phylogeography and polyploid origins in the North American Achillea.”

Session 05   ---  14 March, Ethan Thompson & Gunbharpur Gill

Porca, E.., et al. 2012. Comparative analysis of yellow microbial communities growing on the walls of geographically distinct caves indicate a common core of microorganisms involved in their formation. FEMS Microbial Ecology 81:255-266.       PDF  


Microbial community structure of biofilms from the former Homestake Mine in Lead, South Dakota, through 16S rDNA sequencing.”


Gill, G., et al. 2016. Effect of drought on herbivore-induced plant gene expression: population comparison for range limit inferences. Plants, in press.        PDF

Session 06   ---   21 March, Jason Olsen

Andrews, K., et al. 2016. Harnessing the power of RADseq for ecological and evolutionary genomics. Nature Reviews Genetics 17:81-92.        PDF


Ecological Genomics of Divergent Trailing-Edge Boechera strica populations and mapping progeny via ddRADSeq.”

Session 07   --- 28 March, David Siemens

Sexton, J. and E. Dickman. 2016. What can local and geographic population limits tell us about distributions? American Journal of Botany 103:129-139.        PDF


“Does antagonist signal transduction constrain adaptation across trailing edge range boundaries?

Session 08   ---   4 April, Anna Hafele

Green, A., et al. 2011. Phylogeny and biogeography of ivies (Hedera spp., Araliaceae), a polyploid complex of woody vines. Systematic Botany 36:1114-1127.        PDF


“Phylogeography of English Ivies as inferred by microsatellite markers

Session 09  ---  18 April, Tara Ramsey

Green, A., et al. 2013. Polyploidy and invasion of English ivy (Hedera spp., Araliaceae) in North American forests.  Biological Invasions 15:2219-2241.       PDF


“Is bigger always badder?  Genome duplication, phenotypic characteristics, and biological invasion in the genus Hedera”      

Session 11  ---   25 April, Justin Ramsey

Ramsey, J. 2011. Polyploidy and ecological adaptation in wild yarrow. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108:7096-7101.        PDF


“Genome duplication and environmental adaptation in wild yarrow: looking back and moving forward!”

Session 12  ---   2 May, Marcelo Guerra

Guerra, M., et al. 2011. Biomonitoring of lead in Antartic lichens using laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Journal of Analytical & Atomic Spectrophotometry 26:2238-2246.      PDF

Campos, N., et al. 2015. Accumulation and spatial distribution of arsenic and phosphorous in the fern Pityrogramma calomelanos evaluated by micro X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. Journal of Analytical & Atomic Spectrophotometry 30:2375-2383.   PDF


“Micro X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and laser ablation ICP-MS for mapping toxic elements in lichen and plant materials"