Tomorrow (thursday) we’ll be working on a computer laboratory that tackles “the species question” head-on. The lab is here. I’ll bring paper copies, but feel free to download and complete on your computer.
Before we begin I’ll complete the last few slides of my lecture on the challenges of developing a theory of bacterial speciation. And for this weekend, I ask that you consider:
Where do bacterial species come from? And more to the point, how did your favorite bacterial species (or set of species) come to be? Please venture out into the primary scientific literature and provide a working link to the paper.
PS: A few of you have expressed an interest in “+1-ing” your classmate’s posts. So I’ve activated this plugin. To activate on your blog, go to your Dashboard, find the “Configure the AddThis plugin to enable users to share your content around the web” and click “configuration options.” It’s fairly self-explanatory after that.