I was fortunate to have attended the Embryology course at MBL Woods Hole in 2017. It was one of my most transformative experiences.
To get a glimpse of the time there, you can go to #embryo2017 on Twitter, where I tweeted with other students about the course.
June 4th 2017 – Information linked to QR code from my poster during the course.
You are here because you scanned the QR code from my poster!
As promised here are some references about scale insects evolution:
Gullan, Penny J., and Michael Kosztarab. “Adaptations in scale insects.” Annual review of entomology 42.1 (1997): 23-50
Haig, David. “The evolution of unusual chromosomal systems in coccoids: extraordinary sex ratios revisited.” Journal of Evolutionary Biology 6.1 (1993): 69-77
Ross, Laura, Ido Pen, and David M. Shuker. “Genomic conflict in scale insects: the causes and consequences of bizarre genetic systems.” Biological Reviews 85.4 (2010): 807-828.
More detailed summaries of my research on divergence time study, juvenile hormone regulation, B chromosome system.
Finally, if you are interested in crazy sex determination systems, check out the How We Do Sex blog .