Our first transcriptome paper has just been accepted for publication in PLoS ONE, so thanks to everyone involved in this. PDF to follow shortly.
Pannebakker, B.A., Trivedi, U., Blaxter, M. & Watt, R., Shuker, D.M. (2013) The transcriptomic basis of oviposition behaviour in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis. PLoS One, in press.
This week’s paper of the week is a report from 25 conversation organisations on the state of wild nature in the UK. With 60% of species in decline, and one in ten species under serious threat of extinction, it does not make happy reading. Nor should it. Time for us to get real?
For summaries and the whole report, please go here:
Congratulations to lab alumna Laura Ross, who has just been awarded a 5-year NERC fellowship to continue her work looking at the causes and consequences of genomic conflict in insects. Terrific news!
After a bit of a break for paper-of-the-week, this paper by Falk and Szech in last weeks’ Science is fascinating. Do also read Michael Sandel’s brilliant book “What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.” Essential.
Falk & Szech (2013) Morals and markets. Science 340: 707-711.