Author Archives: moisesexpositoalonso

About moisesexpositoalonso

I am an evolutionary geneticist working at the University of California, Berkeley. I try to understand how and whether species will evolve to survive climate change.

GrENE-net is growing up!

GrENE-net is growing up! 90 enthusiastic researchers and 40 institutions, 45 sites, 12 replicate plots per site, ~5 million seeds distributed and sown. This is how GrENE-net started. A globally distributed experiment to study how the plant species Arabidopsis thaliana … Continue reading

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And the first flower price goes to …

About one year after the official launch of GrENE-net, in Darwin’s 2017 birthday, the first flowers of this globally distributed evolution experiment just opened. The site where the first flowers have been spotted is located in Mallorca, a mediterranean island … Continue reading

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45 experimental evolution sites

45 experimental evolution sites 90 researchers and 40 institutions, 45 sites, 12 replicate plots per site, ~5 million seeds distributed and sown. This is the start of GrENE-net. A globally distributed experiment to study how the plant species Arabidopsis thaliana … Continue reading

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The founder seed mix

The founder seed mix Ever wondered how some million Arabidopsis thaliana seeds look like? (see below) A Friday of July 2017 we made a big step for the GrENE-net project. We mixed thousands of seeds to generate a common founder … Continue reading

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Darwin day, GrENE-net day

Today, on Charles Darwin’s 208th birthday, we announce the launch of GrENE-net, a coordinated distributed global evolution experiment to study the Genomics of rapid Evolution in Novel Environments!    

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