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Zoonosis, Anthroponosis, and the Occasional "Because I Thought This was Cool"

Reading about the SSWD virus that travels through the water made me wonder about other pathogens riding the water and if they might be harmful to...

Navigation

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Coral Symbionts

S. trenchii is a coral symbiont that can persist in 1-2 degrees C higher temperatures than can other symbionts. It fixes similar amounts of carbo...

Seastars

Notes: Sea stars don’t have the adaptive immune system that we have (no MHC) so how did they challenge the control sea stars that were inject...

Discussion - Global circulation patterns of seasonal influenza viruses vary with antigenic drift

Home//Readings//Navigation We have recently done a lot of study on global circulation dynamics of H3N2 viruses (seasonal influenza A). ...

Flu

Antigenic drift is the accumulated mutation or evolution of anti-body binding sites on a virus. This is especially common in the influenza viruse...

Octopodes

Home//Readings//Navigation Focus on Octopodes I will focus on octopodes later. Octoprocrastination. Call the octopolice on my octopoor unfortunate ...

Zombie Bugs

Home//Readings//Navigation This page is going to be a general hub for what I'm considering to be my (Cara's) focus for the semester--"zombi...

Rabies Paper Discussion

Home//Readings//Navigation Discussion and Notes for Week 3's paper by Real, et. al., on isolation by distance and landscape genetics of rabies in...

Mutations

Home//Readings//Navigation A mutation is a permanent alteration of the DNA nucleotide sequence of a genome due to RNA copying errors, radiation...

Reading and Discussing

Home//Readings//Navigation Week Two (August 26) Meet and greet. Discuss HIV as an example of how evolution fundamentally works. T...

Real et al.

Home//Readings//Navigation Ecological and evolutionary dynamic interactions influence the spatial distribution of pathogens such as the rab...

Adaptation

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Semester's Focus

Home//Readings//Navigation The only topic I've got an interest in so far is zoonosis and anthroponosis because I was thinking about leprosy and how ...

Notes and Discussion Points--Biek et al. Paper

Home//Readings//Navigation Week 1 and 2 Notes: -study of mutations in bacteria and viruses to find transmission points -RNA mut...

Evolution and Infectious Disease

Home//Readings//Navigation Welcome to the Honors section of Intro to Evolution, GENE 3000H (and perhaps also ECOL 3900H, directed reading), at...

Fixation

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Why study the evolution of disease-causing organisms?

In the past, as a researcher, I was only obliquely interested in disease. I'm not bio-medically driven, my research is about bio-diversity. However, ...