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Profile Publications (38)
Name: Ben J Evans
Position: Professor
Research Description:
The Evans lab studies how natural selection, recombination, and demography influence genome evolution.  One of the major themes of our work is to study speciation and gene duplication in African clawed frogs. This work aims to further understanding of the extent and mechanisms of biological diversification in this group, and to explore interesting genomic phenomena such as the evolution of sex chromosomes and transposable elements.  Another focus of our efforts relates to the role of social systems on genome evolution.  This work involves simulations of genome evolution under various social systems, and analysis of molecular polymorphisms from sex chromosomes, autosomal DNA, and mitochondrial DNA of cercopithecine monkeys.

Contact Information

Department of Biology
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S4K1, Canada

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Phone:  (905) 525-9140