Crossposting this – which I already posted at microBEnet I have been tracking #actuallivingscientist postings on Twitter compiled those by people doing microbiology. Actual living microbiologists.
So I just don’t have time to do a compilation of links with extra detail about them like some people do regarding interesting information and stories they have seen over the last week or so. Instead I am trying to compile such information via Twitter posts of mine and then converting the more relevnt ones into a Storify. So here is one such storification for the last month or so.
I went to a talk yesterday by Nancy Moran at UC Davis. Nancy is one of my science heroes. I have worked on a few projects with her and am just a big fan of her body of work on symbioses. I have written about her work her on this blog many times before including
- Holy lateral transfer batman; amazing story on fungal to aphid transfer from Nancy Moran
- Sharpshooters, dual symbioses and new ways to sequence a genome
- Why endosymbionts rule – see #PLoS Genetics paper on origin of an alternative genetic code
- Aphid-bacterial symbiosis in more detail, and in the New York Times
- You could call it symbiomics (but please do not)… but whatever name you use, this is $^@#&* so cool.
- World’s Smallest Genome of a Cellular Organism?
- Glassy winged sharpshooter symbionts
I posted a question to Twitter and Facebook about metrics for assessing density in a phylogenetic tree. Here is a “Storification” of the responses. Thanks for the help all.
Any other suggestions welcome in comments … http://storify.com/phylogenomics/metrics-to-quantify-density-of-taxa-sampling-in-a.js?template=slideshow[View the story “Metrics to quantify density of taxa/sampling in a phylogenetic tree” on Storify]