October 4 2017

12:00 LSB 2320

Kirk Lohmueller
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA

Population genomics of deleterious mutations Population genomics of deleterious mutations


Many mutations that occur in genomes are deleterious, resulting in a decrease in reproductive fitness in individuals that carry them. In this seminar, I will present my lab’s recent work on understanding patterns and processes governing deleterious mutations. Specifically, I will describe our work developing computational approaches to estimate the distribution of fitness effects (DFE) and dominance coefficients of new mutations. I will show how and why the DFE varies across distinct species. Using dogs and island foxes as a model system, I will then describe how population history affects the behavior of deleterious mutations in populations. Lastly, I will discuss how deleterious mutations can impact patterns of sequence divergence at nearby neutral sites.











































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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