Yesterday, Martin Lundqvist presented his Master thesis "Recombination and degeneration of a neo-sex chromosome: a RAD-analysis of great reed warbler, Acrocephalus arundinaceus". Congratulations!
What is the role of microbiome in ecology and evolution? A recent review by Archie and Tung (2015) suggests that is has a major role in many areas and includes many interesting feedback loops. The review has a major focus on social behaviours in terms of how social interactions can affect the composition and function of the microbiome, and that the microbiome in turn can affect host social behaviour .