This week’s paper of the week is by Michael Travisano and Ruth Shaw and provides a critique of current explorations of the “genotype-phenotype map”. In particular, the authors question how much we are really learning from the recent enthusiasms for high-throughput molecular genetic studies in evolutionary biology. Hopefully some of our work at the moment will help us answer what we can learn from a detailed molecular genetic analysis of adaptive, whole-organism phenotypes.
Travisano & Shaw (2013) Lost in the map. Evolution 67: 305-314.