At Bitesize Bio, blogger Dan rounds up three recent papers from the University of California, Davis in the PLoS journals that caught his fancy. The papers from David Begun’s lab apply population genetics and genomic sequencing to evolutionary biology questions, such as studying coding and non-coding divergences and adaptive and neutral shifts.

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