Sharp & Agrawal, PNAS paper highlighted in U of T News

Evidence for elevated mutation rates in low-quality genotypes

PhD student Nathaniel P. Sharp and EEB professor Aneil F. Agrawal publish study in Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109:6142-6146 on mutation rate in Drosphila. This study was highligthed in U of T news.

mutation accumulation Expt in fruit fliesFig. 1.

Change in the mean and variance in fitness for 11 treatment groups over 46 generations of mutant accumulation. For full description see Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109:6142-6146.