Malaria Parasite Transmission Flies High when Mosquitos Are Around

A new study published in Evolution Letters has tested the idea that parasites can evolve the ability to time their investment in transmission to match the activity of their vectors. Luke Turner reports: One of the biggest challenges that all organisms face is surviving in their dynamic and constantly changing surroundings. Adapting to fluctuations in … Continue reading Malaria Parasite Transmission Flies High when Mosquitos Are Around

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Measuring selection when you have too many traits that are too correlated

Author blog: Professor John Stinchcombe explains why multicollinearity is not the end of the road for measuring selection on biological traits. Natural selection is the engine of adaptive evolutionary change, and it’s safe to say that evolutionary biologists since Darwin have devoted enormous effort to understanding it. How do we measure it? How strong is … Continue reading Measuring selection when you have too many traits that are too correlated