MCN Project update!

And it’s accepted!!!

After months of review, Rob Dugand’s paper reporting the simultaneous estimation of multivariate mutational and genetic variance in an outbred population has been accepted. Look out for it coming soon to PNAS. We are very excited to see the first paper come from this massive experiment. Shout out the co-authors, David Aguirre (now an Associate Professor at Massey University), Emma Hine & Mark Blows.

The data collection for the MCN experiment that started in late 2016 is done! After 14 generations of mutation accumulation, a total of 60,000 wings have been phenotyped. A massive congratulations to everyone that was involved with the data collection. Rob now gets to have fun and play around with analysing this massive data set.