Podcast 72 - Converging on a Topic

Fresh off of GSA, the gang gets together to discuss a quick paper about the extent to which adaptation can overprint historical signal in evolution. Afterwards, James and Curt update Amanda with the highlights of GSA. Meanwhile, Curt explains quarter based economics, James hosts a quiz show, and Amanda is delighted by a paper.

"Your Call" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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The group talks about a paper that looks at how much changing to fit where you live can over-write your past. The study shows that while in some situations animals can change in a way that makes it hard to work out their past, it is shown that often parts of the past remain that allow you to work out where they fit in with other animals.


Ord, Terry J., and Thomas C. Summers. "Repeated evolution and the impact of evolutionary history on adaptation." BMC evolutionary biology 15.1 (2015): 137.