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Eisen, Professor at U.C. Davis. https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/noreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)Blogger2400125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-2543158941811232091Tue, 11 Jan 2022 00:23:00 +00002022-01-10T16:23:09.720-08:00Best Pics from Nimbus Fish HatcheryWent to Sacramento for a Doctor's appointment and then had a 2 hour Zoom call. Decided to do the call while walking around the Nimbus Fish Hatchery which I have never been to. I heard that people had seen a rare duck there so went on over. And it was awesome. I then messaged a grad student in my lab, Alonna Wright who lives nearby and she came over for a walk after lunch. Here is a link to a slideshow of some of the pics I got <iframe src="https://jonathaneisen.smugmug.com/frame/slideshow?key=fzJLWz&speed=3&transition=fade&autoStart=1&captions=0&navigation=0&playButton=0&randomize=0&transitionSpeed=2" width="600" height="400" frameborder="no" scrolling="no"></iframe><div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/best-pics-from-nimbus-fish-hatchery.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-3990372291035491085Fri, 07 Jan 2022 16:39:00 +00002022-01-07T08:39:33.930-08:00Some thoughts on Omicron and COVID19 in the last week or so<p>&nbsp;</p> Some recent Tweets and threads from me on Omicron and related topics <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">I am dismayed by the people, including leaders, who are treating <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Omicron?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Omicron</a> as "mild" &amp; therefore not a big deal ignoring the unvaccinated &amp; unboosted, long covid, at risk groups and that it is not "mild" for everyone, just on average has less severe effects to the vaccinated</p>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1478860324434370560?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 5, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">If you are citing something written by Monica Gandhi on COVID please read this and other threads pointing out just how many times she has been wrong wrong wrong and wrong. <a href="https://t.co/XJcJ2kytlt">https://t.co/XJcJ2kytlt</a></p>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1479170657933881345?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 6, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Looking for guidance on how to wear / test / optimize the fit of KN95s and N95 masks.</p>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1479203171197063169?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 6, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Honestly, disappointed in <a href="https://twitter.com/Bob_Wachter?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Bob_Wachter</a> calling this &quot;new&quot;. We knew this &gt;1 month ago. <a href="https://t.co/8UqtflU7WF">https://t.co/8UqtflU7WF</a></p>&mdash; Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1479144509237694466?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 6, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Repeat after me.<br><br>It is not the flu.<br>It is not the common cold. <br>It is not mild.<br>It is not something to just let rip.<br><br>It is something we can and should keep fighting. <a href="https://t.co/any0vRZWwr">https://t.co/any0vRZWwr</a></p>&mdash; Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1476764892401057793?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 31, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">And the <a href="https://twitter.com/ucdavis?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ucdavis</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/s?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#s</a> and positivity rates are going up up up up up up up. <a href="https://t.co/VsqgJYyw0C">https://t.co/VsqgJYyw0C</a><br><br>And remember, many people are away right now so, well, the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/s?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#s</a> when people return will likely be very much higher <a href="https://t.co/x6cE3sKnbB">pic.twitter.com/x6cE3sKnbB</a></p>&mdash; Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1477118730819674112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 1, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/some-thoughts-on-omicron-and-covid19-in.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-4893601369951235094Tue, 28 Dec 2021 15:39:00 +00002021-12-28T07:39:24.533-08:00Tribute to EO Wilson <p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">When I was a senior at <a href="https://twitter.com/Harvard?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@harvard</a> in 1990 I started an &quot;Environmental Issues&quot; journal as part of activities leading to the 20th anniversary of Earth Day. I hoped to get EO Wilson to be our faculty sponsor. I phoned his office and arranged a meeting with him via his assistant 1/n <a href="https://t.co/0fyvH0ykky">https://t.co/0fyvH0ykky</a></p>&mdash; Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1475496023384465408?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 27, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2021/12/tribute-to-eo-wilson.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-1637552198300522431Mon, 13 Dec 2021 01:12:00 +00002021-12-12T17:23:55.804-08:00Video and slides of my talk for the Microbiome Virtual International Forum postedI gave a talk last week for the Microbiome Virtual International Forum. https://www.microbiome-vif.org/ Title: Evolution of microbiomes and the evolution of the study and politics of microbiomes (or, how can something be both ridiculously overhyped and horrifically underappreciated)"&nbsp;<div><br /></div><div>&nbsp;See the Youtube video: <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/L5EMH8t1vvU" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></iframe>&nbsp;</div><div><br /></div><div>&nbsp;Slides: <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="485" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/bFTh25wJ5Kv0Gw" style="border-width: 1px; border: 1px solid #CCC; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"> </iframe> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"> <strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics/evolution-of-microbiomes-and-the-evolution-of-the-study-and-politics-of-microbiomes-or-how-can-something-be-both-ridiculously-overhyped-and-horrifically-underappreciated" target="_blank" title="Evolution of microbiomes and the evolution of the study and politics of microbiomes (or, how can something be both ridiculously overhyped and horrifically under-appreciated)">Evolution of microbiomes and the evolution of the study and politics of microbiomes (or, how can something be both ridiculously overhyped and horrifically under-appreciated)</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics" target="_blank">Jonathan Eisen</a></strong> </div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div> Also see this Twitter thread for some more info: <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">OK so I gave a talk for the <a href="https://twitter.com/MicrobiomeVIF?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MicrobiomeVIF</a> tonight <a href="https://t.co/4fJ4n6AJE6">https://t.co/4fJ4n6AJE6</a>. I think it went, well OK, but it was really hard for a few reasons ... 1/n</p>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1468440541125742594?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> </div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2021/12/video-and-slides-of-my-talk-for.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-8013838734867204447Wed, 17 Nov 2021 15:29:00 +00002021-11-17T07:29:44.419-08:00Slideshow of Otters at the UC Davis Riparian PreserveMade a slideshow of the otters I saw at the UC Davis Riparian Preserve yesterday. See <iframe src="https://jonathaneisen.smugmug.com/frame/slideshow?key=v2wNLQ&speed=1&transition=fade&autoStart=1&captions=0&navigation=0&playButton=0&randomize=0&transitionSpeed=1" width="600" height="300" frameborder="no" scrolling="no"></iframe><div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2021/11/slideshow-of-otters-at-uc-davis.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-598476590005740015Sat, 06 Nov 2021 16:12:00 +00002021-11-06T09:12:01.942-07:00Videos of Talks from the JGI "NeLLi (New Lineages of Life)" Meeting Now Available Recently the DOE JGI Hosted the "NeLLi" meeting on New Lineages of life. &nbsp;See agenda here:&nbsp;<a href="https://usermeeting.jgi.doe.gov/2021-nelli/2021-nelli-agenda/">https://usermeeting.jgi.doe.gov/2021-nelli/2021-nelli-agenda/</a>&nbsp;<div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div>There were a whole series of interesting talks in this program and now the videos are available on Youtube.&nbsp;</div><div><br /></div><div>See&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkxZMDuKlaKs80mdPGKRl1r7DKII1O8L1 ">Youtube Channel</a>&nbsp;or the embedded video link below.</div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PLkxZMDuKlaKs80mdPGKRl1r7DKII1O8L1" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></iframe> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2021/11/videos-of-talks-from-jgi-nelli-new.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-7296023792479028008Sat, 06 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +00002021-11-14T18:27:15.891-08:00Wall Street Journal Podcast on the Downfall of uBiome, part 1 and 2<p>Part 1 of "The Journal" podcast featuring story by Amy Marcus et al on the downfall of uBiome. &nbsp;Includes interviews with multiple people including myself.</p><p><a href="https://www.wsj.com/podcasts/the-journal/what-went-wrong-at-ubiome-part-1/8b0717aa-1c66-4524-b47f-0cd3a399fcae?mod=e2tw" target="_blank">What went wrong at uBiome, Part 1.&nbsp;</a></p><p><br /></p> <iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="152" scrolling="no" src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/episode/5BQszWBQnHtYR4adsURNtR" width="100%"></iframe> &nbsp;<div><br /></div><div>Part 2 has now been posted</div><div><br /></div><div>&nbsp; <iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="152" scrolling="no" src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/episode/32ZufvrZjyUZ5qw0YvB1fV" width="100%"></iframe> </div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2021/11/wall-street-journal-podcast-on-downfall.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-4901459668336476796Fri, 05 Nov 2021 23:50:00 +00002021-11-05T16:50:48.571-07:00Some recent posts of interests from my lab blog and MicroBEnetSo I have been lax in blogging these days as I spend a lot of time on Twitter. And when I do write blog posts, I don't always post here - I also post blog posts to a few other places including my lab blog and the microBEnet blog. Here are a few moderately recent posts from these places <div><br /></div><div>Lab Blog</div><div><ul style="text-align: left;"><li><a href="https://phylogenomics.me/2021/10/02/the-tale-of-the-blue-soy-products-from-contaminated-soy-milk-to-a-new-publication/">The tale of the blue soy products – from contaminated soy milk to a new publication</a></li><li><a href="https://phylogenomics.me/2021/07/20/the-benefits-and-occasional-drawbacks-of-integrating-evolutionary-and-genomic-studies-talk-video-and-slides/">The Benefits (and Occasional Drawbacks) of Integrating Evolutionary and Genomic Studies (talk video and slides)</a></li><li><a href="https://phylogenomics.me/2021/07/17/new-paper-from-the-eisen-lab-with-many-others-on-global-biogeography-of-chemosynthetic-symbionts/">New paper from the Eisen lab (with many others) on Global biogeography of chemosynthetic symbionts</a></li></ul></div><div>microBEnet blog</div><div><ul style="text-align: left;"><li><a href="https://microbe.net/2021/09/15/metagenomic-binning-assembly/">Metagenomic Binning / Assembly</a></li><li><a href="https://microbe.net/2021/09/15/wanted-workers-for-the-covid19-mass-testing-operations-for-uc-davis-and-healthy-davis-together/">Wanted: Workers for the COVID19 Mass Testing Operations for UC Davis and Healthy Davis Together&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="https://microbe.net/2021/02/06/compiling-information-about-covid19-transmission-masks-filtration-schools-etc/">Compiling Information about COVID19 transmission, masks, filtration, schools, etc.</a></li><li><a href="https://microbe.net/2020/12/21/wanted-science-driven-guidelines-for-deciding-if-and-how-to-keep-open-reopen-schools-re-covid19/">Wanted – science driven guidelines for deciding if and how to keep open / reopen schools re: #COVID19</a></li></ul></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2021/11/some-recent-posts-of-interests-from-my.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-8086422210163392927Mon, 17 May 2021 01:58:00 +00002021-05-16T18:58:19.147-07:00Some thoughts on the CDC new mask guidance <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>See this thread&nbsp;</p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">I am with <a href="https://twitter.com/kprather88?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@kprather88</a> here. Really vexed by what <a href="https://twitter.com/CDCDirector?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CDCDirector</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/CDCgov?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CDCgov</a> have done here. I mean, I get the general idea of trying to return to normal and encourage vaccination. But here are some thoughts for why I am still a bit vexed. <a href="https://t.co/tTzdFYoTqU">https://t.co/tTzdFYoTqU</a></p>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1393025234303741954?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 14, 2021</a></blockquote><p>Made into a thread reader thread here: <a href="https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1393025234303741954.html">https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1393025234303741954.html</a>&nbsp;</p> <script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2021/05/some-thoughts-on-cdc-new-mask-guidance.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-6723701932473921113Sat, 27 Mar 2021 20:14:00 +00002021-03-27T13:14:41.290-07:00Compiling some of my Twitter comments about the evolution and origins of SarsCoV2/ COVID19<p>&nbsp;News Stories Quoted in</p><p></p><ul style="text-align: left;"><li>UC Davis Aggie: <a href="https://theaggie.org/2021/02/08/emerging-sars-cov-2-variants-raise-concern-for-the-future-of-the-pandemic/" target="_blank">Emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants raise concern for the future of the pandemic</a></li><li>9/15/2020. Newsweek.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.newsweek.com/fact-check-does-new-study-give-evidence-that-coronavirus-was-made-lab-1532068" target="_blank">Fact-check: Does a New Study Give Evidence that the Coronavirus Was Made In a Lab?</a></li><li>May 17, 2020. Newsweek:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.newsweek.com/scientists-shouldnt-rule-out-lab-source-coronavirus-new-study-says-1504656" target="_blank">Scientists Shouldn't Rule Out Lab As Source of Coronavirus, New Study Says</a></li><li>April 27, 2020. <a href="https://www.newsweek.com/controversial-wuhan-lab-experiments-that-may-have-started-coronavirus-pandemic-1500503" target="_blank">The controversial experiments and wuhan lab suspected of starting the coronavirus pandemic. Newsweek.&nbsp;</a></li></ul><div><br /></div><div>Twitter Threads</div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><p></p> <hr> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Relating to the lab vs natural origin theory of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SarsCOV2?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SarsCOV2</a>. I would like to call attention to the history of the anthrax attack investigation. Circumstantial evidence, that seemed so strong to so many people, was used to falsely accuse multiple people. <a href="https://t.co/olpDu8sKT9">https://t.co/olpDu8sKT9</a></p>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1375820753203994624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 27, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> <hr> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Reading: Why the COVID lab-leak theory in Wuhan shouldn't be dismissed<br /><br />By ⁦<a href="https://twitter.com/alisonannyoung?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@alisonannyoung</a>⁩ in ⁦⁦<a href="https://twitter.com/USATODAY?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@USATODAY</a>⁩ . <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/covid19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#covid19</a> <a href="https://t.co/u42TxLOcHe">https://t.co/u42TxLOcHe</a></p>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1374016780344070153?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 22, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> <hr> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">This is a fascinating deep look into theories about the origins of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/B117?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#B117</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SARSCoV2?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SARSCoV2</a> variant: <br /><br />A lone infection may have changed the course of the pandemic <a href="https://t.co/jKNgWth63T">https://t.co/jKNgWth63T</a><br /><br />By <a href="https://twitter.com/mattsreynolds1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@mattsreynolds1</a> w/ comments from <a href="https://twitter.com/EvolveDotZoo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@EvolveDotZoo</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/LauringLab?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@LauringLab</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/firefoxx66?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@firefoxx66</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/GuptaR_lab?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GuptaR_lab</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/jcbarret?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@jcbarret</a></p>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1359533344577396738?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 10, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> <hr> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Worth reading / rereading - on the risks of gain of function research from 2014 from The Cambridge Working Group <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/covid19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#covid19</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GainOfFunction?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GainOfFunction</a> <a href="https://t.co/PfTd32nNHe">https://t.co/PfTd32nNHe</a></p>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1262730119094743042?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 19, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> <hr> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Yes, as I told <a href="https://twitter.com/Newsweek?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@newsweek</a> it is theoretically possible that a Chinese lab accidentally released <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SARSCoV2?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SARSCoV2</a> <a href="https://t.co/90qFnFcKJc">https://t.co/90qFnFcKJc</a> but preponderance of evidence so far supports all natural events and the evidence actually supporting "lab release" is shown in this pic <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Covid19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Covid19</a> <a href="https://t.co/TyqAiFnQuf">pic.twitter.com/TyqAiFnQuf</a></p>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1256999334907752449?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 3, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> <hr> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Reading: Scientists shouldn't rule out lab as source of coronavirus, new study says <a href="https://t.co/cZIyRXczrY">https://t.co/cZIyRXczrY</a> - personally I do not find the analysis in this new paper remotely convincing 1/n</p>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1262130860435763200?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 17, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2021/03/compiling-some-of-my-twitter-comments.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-3540602685387043961Tue, 20 Oct 2020 15:50:00 +00002020-10-20T08:50:21.226-07:00New article out from the Eisen Lab: Isolation and sequence-based characterization of a koala symbiont: Lonepinella koalarum<p>See&nbsp;<a href="https://peerj.com/articles/10177/">Isolation and sequence-based characterization of a koala symbiont: Lonepinella koalarum&nbsp;</a></p><p>Paper based on PhD thesis work of Katie Dahlhausen and wrap up of analysis led by Laetitia Wilkins.&nbsp;</p><p>Full citation:</p><p><span class="self-citation-authors">Dahlhausen KE, Jospin G, Coil DA, Eisen JA, Wilkins LGE.</span>&nbsp;<span class="self-citation-year">2020</span>.&nbsp;<span class="self-citation-title">Isolation and sequence-based characterization of a koala symbiont:&nbsp;<i>Lonepinella koalarum</i></span>.&nbsp;<span class="self-citation-journal">PeerJ</span><span class="self-citation-volume">8</span>:<span class="self-citation-elocation">e10177</span>&nbsp;<a href="https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.10177">https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.10177</a></p><p>Acknowledgements.&nbsp;We thank Céline Caseys ORCID: 0000-0003-4187-9018 for her idea to search eggNOG annotations against KEGG Class 1.11 Xenobiotics biodegradation and metabolism pathways; Chris Brown ORCID: 0000-0002-7758-6447 for his script to download assemblies in batch from GenBank; Cassandra L. Ettinger ORCID: 0000-0001-7334-403X for valuable comments on the pangenome analysis and help with revising the figures. We also thank Dr. Joseph Gillespie ORCID: 0000-0002-5447-7264, Dr. Raphael Eisenhofer ORCID: 0000-0002-3843-0749 and two anonymous reviewers for comments on the submitted manuscript. Isolate 16S Sanger sequencing was performed at the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences DNA Sequencing Facility.</p><div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2020/10/new-article-out-from-eisen-lab.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-114777092688888674Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:16:00 +00002020-09-21T09:16:44.602-07:00Green heron at Yolo Bypass <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFYZ9KpjcBd/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:540px; min-width:326px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:16px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFYZ9KpjcBd/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" style=" background:#FFFFFF; line-height:0; padding:0 0; 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margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/phylogenomics/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;" target="_blank"> Jonathan Eisen</a> (@phylogenomics) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2020-09-21T02:11:01+00:00">Sep 20, 2020 at 7:11pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async src="//www.instagram.com/embed.js"></script><div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2020/09/green-heron-at-yolo-bypass.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-2015921628334793965Mon, 24 Aug 2020 17:52:00 +00002020-08-24T10:52:50.916-07:00Great horned owl at #YoloBypass<p>&nbsp;</p> Went for a walk at Yolo Bypass 8/23/2020 early in the AM and got a nice view of a Great Horned Owl. Here are some pics. <iframe src="https://jonathaneisen.smugmug.com/frame/slideshow?key=NBzcCh&speed=3&transition=fade&autoStart=1&captions=0&navigation=0&playButton=0&randomize=0&transitionSpeed=2" width="400" height="300" frameborder="no" scrolling="no"></iframe><div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2020/08/great-horned-owl-at-yolobypass.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-7898235628114176259Mon, 22 Jun 2020 19:00:00 +00002020-06-22T12:00:51.617-07:00FacebookCalling on all academic institutions and organizations to stop using Facebook for any official activities #FacebookAcademicBoycott<div><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xgz0lKqKCYo/XvD_Oy0RE5I/AAAAAAAVkdA/Aiu5w-I7_O4RW12a0h1zv5jkPn_d_0QRQCK4BGAsYHg/s595/Screenshot%2B2020-06-22%2B11.57.33.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" data-original-height="281" data-original-width="595" height="188" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xgz0lKqKCYo/XvD_Oy0RE5I/AAAAAAAVkdA/Aiu5w-I7_O4RW12a0h1zv5jkPn_d_0QRQCK4BGAsYHg/w640-h302/Screenshot%2B2020-06-22%2B11.57.33.png" width="400" /></a></div><div><br /></div>This is long long overdue. &nbsp;I have been wanting to write this post for a while now and just have not gotten to it.<br /><div><br /></div><div>It has become abundantly clear that Facebook has serious issues in regard to privacy (e.g., see <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/timeline-facebook-s-privacy-issues-its-responses-n859651">this</a>), fake news, support for extremism, and lack of any moral compass. &nbsp;It is for these and other reasons that many individuals have quit using Facebook. &nbsp;In recent months one particular incredibly bad aspect of Facebook that has come more into the light is its unwillingness to limit things like hate speech, fake and dangerous, conspiracy theories, and the encouragement of violence on its platform. &nbsp;The egregious behavior of Facebook has led to a growing number of institutions to at least temporarily limit their connections and financial support (e.g., through Ads) of Facebook. &nbsp;For example see:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/22/patagonia-joins-growing-list-of-companies-boycotting-facebook-ads.html" target="_blank">Patagonia joins growing list of companies boycotting Facebook ads</a>&nbsp;which discusses how many companies are stopping advertising on Facebook due to "&nbsp;“Facebook’s long history of allowing racist, violent and verifiably false content to run rampant on its platform.”</div><div><br /></div><div>Given it's direct and indirect support for hate speech and hate groups, and given that many people justifiably refuse to make use of Facebook pages, and groups, it is clear that any organization that carries out functions through Facebook is both supporting Facebook's policies and excluding people who justifiably do not want to make use of Facebook. &nbsp;Therefore, I believe it is necessary for all academic institutions and organisms to cease and desist using Facebook for any official functions. &nbsp;Thus any university or academic entity (e.g, journals, societies, etc) that uses Facebook in any way for official communications and activities should stop doing so and find alternative ways to engage their communities and communicate. &nbsp;</div><div><br /></div><div>I have therefore deleted the Facebook Groups I maintained for my lab, my blog, microBEnet, and the UC Davis Microbiome Special Research Program. &nbsp;And I implore al<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>l academic institutions and organizations and individuals to stop using Facebook for any official activities.</div><div><br /></div><div>(As an aside, this is not a call to stop using Facebook for personal activities, though it seems like that would be the right thing to do too. &nbsp;I am planning to reduce to eliminate my personal use of Facebook too)</div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2020/06/calling-on-all-academic-institutions.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-6693633170502392733Sat, 20 Jun 2020 22:09:00 +00002020-06-20T15:09:14.593-07:00Introducing "Hammerhead Man" - the superhero you did not know you needed.So I was digging through some old school papers because my daughter asked me what books they had use write reports on in high school and, well, I have a lot of my English papers from high school in a box in a closet. &nbsp;<div><br /></div><div>And in digging through this box I found a short story I wrote for a creative writing class from freshman year in college, which was taught by Catherine Tudish.&nbsp;<div><br /></div><div>Now, mind you, I was not in a good place when I wrote this as I was reading from the death by suicide of my father. &nbsp;And, possibly related to that I truly have almost no memory of writing this, other than the concept of the assignment. But I read it to my kids. And, well, I actually like it. &nbsp;It has a lot of issues. &nbsp;But I think it should be expanded on. I may just revisit this.</div></div><div><br /></div><div>So - here is the official first release of "Hammerhead Man". &nbsp;With corrections and comments from Catherine Tudish.&nbsp;</div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZJ4EQvdSfPs/Xu6IHvLTEAI/AAAAAAAVkZU/sirMwtTt2FoJdVgrxfdzx0xglNnh93ezgCK4BGAsYHg/s6618/Hammer1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="6618" data-original-width="5056" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZJ4EQvdSfPs/Xu6IHvLTEAI/AAAAAAAVkZU/sirMwtTt2FoJdVgrxfdzx0xglNnh93ezgCK4BGAsYHg/w488-h640/Hammer1.jpg" width="488" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qWw-jWLuMGA/Xu6IIchPjBI/AAAAAAAVkZY/vOozsxmJWG0Xadfd3ln477vLFLZDK4BLwCK4BGAsYHg/s6625/Hammer2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="6625" data-original-width="5042" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qWw-jWLuMGA/Xu6IIchPjBI/AAAAAAAVkZY/vOozsxmJWG0Xadfd3ln477vLFLZDK4BLwCK4BGAsYHg/w488-h640/Hammer2.jpg" width="488" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XvocNmkH_kA/Xu6IeSw6LKI/AAAAAAAVkZ0/EdIqYI7irFsVhnT8KSjrOlHfBQSuGHSYgCK4BGAsYHg/s6612/Hammer3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="6612" data-original-width="5069" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XvocNmkH_kA/Xu6IeSw6LKI/AAAAAAAVkZ0/EdIqYI7irFsVhnT8KSjrOlHfBQSuGHSYgCK4BGAsYHg/w490-h640/Hammer3.jpg" width="490" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-s-YPVw_hMzI/Xu6Ir2UWmzI/AAAAAAAVkaA/AzHo_haTlegG0ka7pd-dZ-a7aMdfsvRIACK4BGAsYHg/s6600/Hammer4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="6600" data-original-width="5065" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-s-YPVw_hMzI/Xu6Ir2UWmzI/AAAAAAAVkaA/AzHo_haTlegG0ka7pd-dZ-a7aMdfsvRIACK4BGAsYHg/w492-h640/Hammer4.jpg" width="492" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0OSpwGruthw/Xu6I0HIGz3I/AAAAAAAVkaQ/G706GUtG3A8P_Rp5heHG56Qggo9F92CKgCK4BGAsYHg/s6579/Hammer5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="6579" data-original-width="5039" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0OSpwGruthw/Xu6I0HIGz3I/AAAAAAAVkaQ/G706GUtG3A8P_Rp5heHG56Qggo9F92CKgCK4BGAsYHg/w490-h640/Hammer5.jpg" width="490" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2020/06/introducing-hammerhead-man-superhero.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-3422332914877497757Sat, 06 Jun 2020 17:45:00 +00002020-06-08T17:03:55.215-07:00photographyBrief summary of the gear I use for photography (of mostly birds)So - many people have asked what gear I use for my photography (mostly of birds). Here is a quick summary. See some of my pictures here:&nbsp;<a href="https://jonathaneisen.smugmug.com/">https://jonathaneisen.smugmug.com</a><br /><br /><br /><br />Camera: Nikon D500<br /><br /><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-D500-DX-Format-Digital-Body/dp/B01A7Q0J3Y/ref=as_li_ss_il?dchild=1&amp;keywords=nikon+d500&amp;qid=1591465221&amp;sr=8-1&amp;linkCode=li3&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;linkId=5488cc8c13d1b50858d267dc694b978a&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=B01A7Q0J3Y&amp;Format=_SL250_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US&amp;l=li3&amp;o=1&amp;a=B01A7Q0J3Y" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;Lenses Birding: Nikkor 200-500 f/5.6<br />&nbsp; <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-200-500mm-Vibration-Reduction-Cameras/dp/B013D1BI9Y/ref=as_li_ss_il?crid=3D5EY5NL269TV&amp;dchild=1&amp;keywords=nikkor+200-500mm+f/5.6e+ed+vr&amp;qid=1591465314&amp;sprefix=nikkor+200-,aps,206&amp;sr=8-1&amp;linkCode=li3&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;linkId=3c8be22c0d401026cbcdc4dd5eb0400b&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=B013D1BI9Y&amp;Format=_SL250_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US&amp;l=li3&amp;o=1&amp;a=B013D1BI9Y" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /><br /><br />&nbsp;Macro: Nikkor 105 mm f/2.8<br />&nbsp; <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-AF-S-Micro-NIKKOR-105mm-IF-ED/dp/B000EOSHGQ/ref=as_li_ss_il?crid=4C60W7TKI7EN&amp;dchild=1&amp;keywords=nikkor+105mm+f+2.8+macro+lens&amp;qid=1591465341&amp;sprefix=nikkor+105,aps,206&amp;sr=8-1&amp;linkCode=li3&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;linkId=0871f1757ff1569aadbe7d5c95d0af2e&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=B000EOSHGQ&amp;Format=_SL250_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US&amp;l=li3&amp;o=1&amp;a=B000EOSHGQ" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /> <br /><br /><br />Based on review of <a href="https://msmithphotos.com/">Mark Smith</a>. <br /><br />See more detail in this blog post here. "<a href="https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2019/03/stalking-wild-garganey-in-west.html">Stalking the wild garganey in West Sacramento #birding #eBird #iNaturalist #birdphotography #nikonD500</a>.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2020/06/brief-summary-of-gear-i-use-for.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-5566123587059269934Wed, 22 Apr 2020 20:37:00 +00002020-05-08T15:23:43.257-07:00Slides I have used for "Biodiversity and the Tree of Life" at @ucdavisI have posted the slides I have used so far in remote teaching for "Biodiversity and the Tree of Life" - aka Bis2C - at UC Davis and I thought I would share them here.<br /><br />Many of the figures are from "<a href="https://www.macmillanlearning.com/college/us/product/Life-The-Science-of-Biology/p/1319010164">Life v 11</a>" by Hillis et al. which is the textbook we have been using for the class. I have been told in the past by the publishers that this was OK to do so I am assuming it is still OK. Hope there are not too many errors ... for some reason Lecture 10 will not upload - working on it<br /><br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="485" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/9YHBFEgV6PvIeY" style="border-width: 1px; border: 1px solid #ccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"> </iframe> <br /><div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="https://www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics/bis2c2020-lecture-6-the-tree-of-life" target="_blank" title="BIS2C_2020. Lecture 6. The Tree of Life. ">BIS2C_2020. Lecture 6. The Tree of Life. </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics" target="_blank">Jonathan Eisen</a></strong> </div><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="485" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/bbmsP4aJ7pOdCe" style="border-width: 1px; border: 1px solid #ccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"> </iframe> <br /><div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="https://www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics/bis2c2020-lecture-7-the-domains-of-life" target="_blank" title="BIS2C_2020. Lecture 7. The Domains of Life.">BIS2C_2020. Lecture 7. The Domains of Life.</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics" target="_blank">Jonathan Eisen</a></strong> </div><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="485" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/fGKvTdMvSjG1ib" style="border-width: 1px; border: 1px solid #ccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"> </iframe> <br /><div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="https://www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics/bis2c2020-lecture-8-phylogenetic-diversity-of-microbes" target="_blank" title="BIS2C_2020. Lecture 8. Phylogenetic Diversity of Microbes">BIS2C_2020. Lecture 8. Phylogenetic Diversity of Microbes</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics" target="_blank">Jonathan Eisen</a></strong> </div><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="485" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/1SAKr1dIrSsaZg" style="border-width: 1px; border: 1px solid #ccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"> </iframe> <br /><div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="https://www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics/bis2c2020-lecture-9-form-and-function" target="_blank" title="BIS2C_2020. Lecture 9. Form and function">BIS2C_2020. Lecture 9. Form and function</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics" target="_blank">Jonathan Eisen</a></strong> </div><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="485" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/8r4HWW7K99NIyo" style="border-width: 1px; border: 1px solid #ccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"> </iframe> <br /><div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="https://www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics/bis2c2020-lecture-10-parasites-and-pathogens-232454686" target="_blank" title="BIS2C2020 - Lecture 10 - Parasites and Pathogens">BIS2C2020 - Lecture 10 - Parasites and Pathogens</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics" target="_blank">Jonathan Eisen</a></strong> </div><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="485" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/saXvcIEmQGBJdt" style="border-width: 1px; border: 1px solid #ccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"> </iframe> <br /><div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="https://www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics/bis2c2020-lecture-11-viruses-and-gene-transfer" target="_blank" title="BIS2C_2020. Lecture 11 Viruses and gene transfer">BIS2C_2020. Lecture 11 Viruses and gene transfer</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics" target="_blank">Jonathan Eisen</a></strong> </div><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="485" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/c70LAlehKnbdqA" style="border-width: 1px; border: 1px solid #ccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"> </iframe> <br /><div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="https://www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics/lecture-12-mutualisms-and-microbiomes-bis2c" target="_blank" title="Lecture 12 - Mutualisms and Microbiomes - BIS2C ">Lecture 12 - Mutualisms and Microbiomes - BIS2C </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics" target="_blank">Jonathan Eisen</a></strong> </div><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="485" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/v4qFFY08KXdF2Z" style="border-width: 1px; border: 1px solid #ccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"> </iframe> <br /><div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="https://www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics/bis2c2020-lecture-13-organelles-and-endosymbiosis" target="_blank" title="BIS2C_2020. Lecture 13 Organelles and Endosymbiosis">BIS2C_2020. Lecture 13 Organelles and Endosymbiosis</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics" target="_blank">Jonathan Eisen</a></strong> </div><br /><br /> <iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/3MnNYfNQj8h3Eg" width="595" height="485" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" allowfullscreen> </iframe> <div style="margin-bottom:5px"> <strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics/bis2c2020-lecture-22-fungi-part-1" title="BIS2C_2020. Lecture 22 Fungi Part 1" target="_blank">BIS2C_2020. Lecture 22 Fungi Part 1</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics" target="_blank">Jonathan Eisen</a></strong> </div> <br /> <iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/s6GyXJER0U5Q4u" width="595" height="485" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" allowfullscreen> </iframe> <div style="margin-bottom:5px"> <strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics/bis2c2020-lecture-23-fungi-part-2" title="BIS2C_2020. Lecture 23 Fungi Part 2" target="_blank">BIS2C_2020. Lecture 23 Fungi Part 2</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/phylogenomics" target="_blank">Jonathan Eisen</a></strong> </div><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2020/04/slides-i-have-used-for-biodiversity-and.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-6453897592691090763Sat, 04 Apr 2020 20:42:00 +00002020-04-04T13:42:40.326-07:00Today's stay at home activity - virtual tour of the Dali museumLove that the Dean of the College of Biological Sciences Mark Winey sent out a suggestion to check out this virtual tour of the Dali Museum in his regular message to the college. &nbsp;And it is pretty cool. Check it out:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.salvador-dali.org/en/museums/dali-theatre-museum-in-figueres/visita-virtual/">Visit the museum as you have never done before! | Fundaci� Gala - Salvador Dal�</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2020/04/todays-stay-at-home-activity-virtual.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-841523258335183946Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:15:00 +00002020-04-04T09:15:08.515-07:00Another #NatureAtHome project: Never Home Alone:This is another nice at home activity relating to Nature. &nbsp;Rob Dunn and colleagues have been running this &nbsp;Wildlife of Your Homes project in various ways for many years. &nbsp;And it is easy to participate in it via iNaturalist.&nbsp;Take pics of bugs or other critters in your home and then post them and add them to the iNaturalist project. &nbsp;See&nbsp;<a href="https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/never-home-alone-the-wild-life-of-homes">Never Home Alone: The Wild Life of Homes � iNaturalist</a>.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2020/04/another-natureathome-project-never-home_4.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-3548938679009383137Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:15:00 +00002020-04-04T09:15:07.599-07:00Another #NatureAtHome project: Never Home Alone:This is another nice at home activity relating to Nature. &nbsp;Rob Dunn and colleagues have been running this &nbsp;Wildlife of Your Homes project in various ways for many years. &nbsp;And it is easy to participate in it via iNaturalist.&nbsp;Take pics of bugs or other critters in your home and then post them and add them to the iNaturalist project. &nbsp;See&nbsp;<a href="https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/never-home-alone-the-wild-life-of-homes">Never Home Alone: The Wild Life of Homes � iNaturalist</a>.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2020/04/another-natureathome-project-never-home.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-2838682994607501518Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:07:00 +00002020-04-04T09:07:36.778-07:00Resource for #NatureAtHome: California Academy of SciencesOK have not been posting much to this blog for a few weeks due to the disruption from the coronavirus but I am going to start posting again when I find things that may be of use for the new world of social distancing, etc.<br /><br /><br /><br />Today I am posting about the California Academy of Sciences which has a nice page compilation information and resources they have for activities at home:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.calacademy.org/academy-at-home?mpweb=1018-11155-1608459">Academy @ Home | California Academy of Sciences</a><br /><br /><br /><br />Thanks Cal Academy.<br /><br /><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2020/04/resource-for-natureathome-california.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-4732419585953917210Wed, 18 Mar 2020 05:32:00 +00002020-03-17T22:32:43.467-07:00Covid19SacramentoCollecting some of my comments about Sacramento County's poor response to COVID19Posted this rant on March 9 <br /><br /><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><div dir="ltr" lang="en">This does not seem like a good plan: "Sacramento County Announces New Mitigation Efforts COVID-19" <a href="https://t.co/5W3Dv4Lqr9">https://t.co/5W3Dv4Lqr9</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID19</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Coronavirus?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Coronavirus</a> - especially the plan to shift from containment to mitigation <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Sacramento?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Sacramento</a> cc: <a href="https://twitter.com/sacbee_news?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@sacbee_news</a> 1/n <a href="https://t.co/dYUwEoUGb1">pic.twitter.com/dYUwEoUGb1</a></div>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1237165731541733376?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 9, 2020</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> And then another rant <br /><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><div dir="ltr" lang="en">I think the Sacramento plan is problematic - if they are correct that it is time to ditch containment and move to mitigation then why is their mitigation plan among the weakest announced anywhere ? See https://t.co/mHnvLbdGGG <a href="https://t.co/mHnvLbdGGG">https://t.co/mHnvLbdGGG</a></div>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1237362831088996352?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 10, 2020</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> And this one <br /><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><div dir="ltr" lang="en">But couldn't you do quarantine for some people but not necessarily for health care workers?</div>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1237177041545342976?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 10, 2020</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> And then Placer and Yolo County came out with their somewhat more aggressive plan <br /><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><div dir="ltr" lang="en">So <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Yolo?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Yolo</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Placer?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Placer</a> counties have announced that they are also stopping containment efforts. I still think this is a bad idea but at least compared to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Sacramento?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Sacramento</a> county these counties are at least pushing the mitigation strategy a bit more strongly. See <a href="https://t.co/pbtsOMbmGN">https://t.co/pbtsOMbmGN</a> <a href="https://t.co/ZZlO2NtmFX">https://t.co/ZZlO2NtmFX</a></div>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1237463506191912960?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 10, 2020</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> And more <br /><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><div dir="ltr" lang="en">The Sacramento County plan is a joke - 1) containment is still useful in some cases, they should not ditch it 2) their plan for mitigation (reducing community spread) is the most limited of any place I have seen in the country -see <a href="https://t.co/ZZlO2NtmFX">https://t.co/ZZlO2NtmFX</a></div>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1237769962866929665?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 11, 2020</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> And this <br /><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><div dir="ltr" lang="en">Brutally behind the curve - Sacramento’s public health leader - Q&amp;A: Sacramento’s top health official on what’s being done to stop the coronavirus outbreak <a href="https://t.co/enebtjqNkK">https://t.co/enebtjqNkK</a></div>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1239286348315426816?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 15, 2020</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> And another <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So - I went through the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Sacramento?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Sacramento</a> County plan for dealing with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID19</a>. It is bad. <a href="https://t.co/ek99YNBzSw">https://t.co/ek99YNBzSw</a></p>&mdash; Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1237255882603298817?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 10, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> And this <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Really incredibly important and calls into doubt the inane claims from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Sacramento?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Sacramento</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Yolo?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Yolo</a> and other local counties that we have to stop contact tracing and other containment actions <a href="https://t.co/qp5rE3uACg">https://t.co/qp5rE3uACg</a></p>&mdash; Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1237862275370741760?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 11, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> And another <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Really disappointed in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Sacramento?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Sacramento</a> health director’s approach: Sacramento County Health Director Defends Coronavirus Strategy, Says Lack Of Tests Made Containment Impossible - <a href="https://t.co/tiWN9gGBkS">https://t.co/tiWN9gGBkS</a> <a href="https://t.co/nqikmcSc67">https://t.co/nqikmcSc67</a></p>&mdash; Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1238732034886864896?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 14, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> And another <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Really great article by <a href="https://twitter.com/edyong209?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@edyong209</a> about some of the problems with the UK <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/covid19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#covid19</a> strategy and communications; sadly some similar things have been going on here in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Sacramento?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Sacramento</a> area <a href="https://t.co/jtdVqkfPel">https://t.co/jtdVqkfPel</a></p>&mdash; Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1239564763899650048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 16, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2020/03/collecting-some-of-my-comments-about.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-1572718297852033344Tue, 10 Mar 2020 23:21:00 +00002020-03-10T16:21:21.026-07:00My posts about #UCDavis and #Covid19Going to use this page to keep track of some of what I have been posting about what is going on at UC Davis in regard to the coronavirus. &nbsp;Will add more later ... but just going to use this to keep track.<br /><br /><b><u>February 26</u></b><br /><br />Things blew up at @ucdavis with reports that the 1st community acquired case of COVID19 was at our hospital. I received an email about this that I eventually posted to Twitter (I waited to post until I saw others reporting this) <br /><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><div dir="ltr" lang="en">Email I received earlier today from <a href="https://twitter.com/ucdavis?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ucdavis</a> Medical Center leaders regarding the case of apparently community acquired <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID19</a> in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Sacramento?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Sacramento</a> at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UCDavis?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UCDavis</a> hospital <a href="https://t.co/q9qrJq5iWo">pic.twitter.com/q9qrJq5iWo</a></div>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1232871330602577920?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 27, 2020</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> Tons of stories came out over the next few weeks about this and I will add some links to them. But eventually, attention went elsewhere as the 1st large clusters of cases that were detected in the US ended up being in other locations. <br /><br /><b><u>March 7.</u></b><br /><br />Actions from UC Davis announced regarding COVID19 was, well, better than nothing but pretty limited.<br /><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><div dir="ltr" lang="en">Announcement from <a href="https://twitter.com/ucdavis?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ucdavis</a> re: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ucdavis?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ucdavis</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID19</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Coronavirus?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Coronavirus</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SocialDistancing?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SocialDistancing</a>:<br /><br />Will help increase social distancing but not going as far as I would like ... I hope this moves very soon from "recommend" to "require" <a href="https://t.co/khnnVCZFeN">https://t.co/khnnVCZFeN</a></div>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1236466509037240320?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 8, 2020</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> <br /><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><div dir="ltr" lang="en">Important announcement from <a href="https://twitter.com/ucdavis?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ucdavis</a>: not as far as I would like but will help increase social distancing; hope they move from "encourage" to "require" soon ... <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ucdavis?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ucdavis</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID19</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Coronavirus?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Coronavirus</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SocialDistancing?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SocialDistancing</a> <a href="https://t.co/sqjGXO3fqF">https://t.co/sqjGXO3fqF</a></div>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1236465850028158978?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 8, 2020</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> <br /><b><u>March 10.&nbsp;</u></b><br /><br />UC Davis expanded actions. <br /><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><div dir="ltr" lang="en">Major new actions from <a href="https://twitter.com/ucdavis?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ucdavis</a> regarding <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID19</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Coronavirus?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Coronavirus</a> h/t <a href="https://twitter.com/TLowePower?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TLowePower</a> <a href="https://t.co/NLOLw2EaH0">https://t.co/NLOLw2EaH0</a></div>— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) <a href="https://twitter.com/phylogenomics/status/1237511883034247170?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 10, 2020</a></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script> <br /><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2020/03/my-posts-about-ucdavis-and-covid19.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-1597137115914819324Mon, 09 Mar 2020 23:41:00 +00002020-04-20T01:42:15.423-07:00fluinfectious diseasesvirusesSome of my favorite books about infectious disease, viruses, bioweapons in relation to #Coronavirus #COVID19 I posted some pics of my books I brought home from work to look over in relation to the current coronavirus outbreak and some people asked if I could post a list. So here is a collection. I will update with other books.<br /><br />I used Amazon links here b/c, well, that was really simple. <br /><br /><br />Infectious Diseases<br /><br />&nbsp; <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Beating-Back-Devil-Maryn-McKenna/dp/1439123101/ref=as_li_ss_il?crid=3A4EBRFC4RKPC&amp;keywords=beating+back+the+devil&amp;qid=1583795935&amp;s=books&amp;sprefix=beating+back+the+devil,aps,203&amp;sr=1-1&amp;linkCode=li2&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;linkId=19589e6999c28dcfa1583a770e926535&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=1439123101&amp;Format=_SL160_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US&amp;l=li2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1439123101" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Spillover-Animal-Infections-Human-Pandemic/dp/0393346617/ref=as_li_ss_il?_encoding=UTF8&amp;pd_rd_i=0393346617&amp;pd_rd_r=f785b9d4-44e0-44f1-a865-796e43ccf22a&amp;pd_rd_w=8QBuS&amp;pd_rd_wg=sh1tj&amp;pf_rd_p=7cd8f929-4345-4bf2-a554-7d7588b3dd5f&amp;pf_rd_r=ZR2C5296D09W8VMMTVYF&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=ZR2C5296D09W8VMMTVYF&amp;linkCode=li2&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;linkId=a60448e4741a77b2539b59a23882f88b&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=0393346617&amp;Format=_SL160_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US&amp;l=li2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0393346617" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Coming-Plague-Emerging-Diseases-Balance/dp/0140250913/ref=as_li_ss_il?_encoding=UTF8&amp;pd_rd_i=0140250913&amp;pd_rd_r=452ce0dd-a89c-4fba-804f-9e9301bf7401&amp;pd_rd_w=gLarh&amp;pd_rd_wg=mDSsl&amp;pf_rd_p=7cd8f929-4345-4bf2-a554-7d7588b3dd5f&amp;pf_rd_r=AVDPNC7WRKAPH8J1FC22&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=AVDPNC7WRKAPH8J1FC22&amp;linkCode=li2&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;linkId=97b9d7c4d79edf44b8640c8f29ba0a0b&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=0140250913&amp;Format=_SL160_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US&amp;l=li2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0140250913" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Microbe-Hunters-Paul-Kruif/dp/0156027771/ref=as_li_ss_il?keywords=microbe+hunters&amp;qid=1583796074&amp;s=books&amp;sr=1-1&amp;linkCode=li2&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;linkId=68c20d400250e5bd002d2277ab5dbdda&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=0156027771&amp;Format=_SL160_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US&amp;l=li2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0156027771" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Zone-Terrifying-Story-Origins/dp/0385479565/ref=as_li_ss_il?keywords=hot+zone&amp;qid=1583796255&amp;s=books&amp;sr=1-2&amp;linkCode=li2&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;linkId=bdd52630ffb8eb8ae3560fe65ba9045d&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=0385479565&amp;Format=_SL160_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US&amp;l=li2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0385479565" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Level-4-Virus-Hunters-CDC/dp/0760712085/ref=as_li_ss_il?keywords=virus+hunters+of+the+cdc&amp;qid=1583796284&amp;s=books&amp;sr=1-1&amp;linkCode=li2&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;linkId=ccf5927e4797b7127205f390e37dc36a&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=0760712085&amp;Format=_SL160_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US&amp;l=li2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0760712085" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Flu-Influenza-Pandemic-Search-Caused/dp/0743203984/ref=as_li_ss_il?keywords=flu+kolata&amp;qid=1583796560&amp;s=books&amp;sr=1-1&amp;linkCode=li2&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;linkId=ebef44388036ff9418cc704c82eb91c3&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=0743203984&amp;Format=_SL160_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US&amp;l=li2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0743203984" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Pandemic-1918-Eyewitness-Accounts-Holocaust/dp/1250139430/ref=as_li_ss_il?keywords=pandemic+1918&amp;qid=1583797162&amp;sr=8-1&amp;linkCode=li2&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;linkId=7631bb40d7e6e0d66fd15cae9cc7873e&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=1250139430&amp;Format=_SL160_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US&amp;l=li2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1250139430" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Polio-American-Story-Oshinsky-David-dp-B00SLRSE2A/dp/B00SLRSE2A/ref=as_li_ss_il?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1587371990&linkCode=li2&tag=thtrofli-20&linkId=5bcca0455ad4360716b449cf93798580&language=en_US" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B00SLRSE2A&Format=_SL160_&ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=thtrofli-20&language=en_US" ></a><img src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thtrofli-20&language=en_US&l=li2&o=1&a=B00SLRSE2A" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /> <br /><br /><br />Biological Warfare<br /><br />&nbsp; <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Eleventh-Plague-Politics-Biological-Chemical/dp/0716733013/ref=as_li_ss_il?keywords=eleventh+plague&amp;qid=1583796321&amp;s=books&amp;sr=1-11&amp;linkCode=li2&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;linkId=0169eb94786d9a447468c925f0183a76&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=0716733013&amp;Format=_SL160_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US&amp;l=li2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0716733013" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Biohazard-Chilling-Largest-Biological-World-Told/dp/0385334966/ref=as_li_ss_il?keywords=biohazard&amp;qid=1583796346&amp;s=books&amp;sr=1-1&amp;linkCode=li2&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;linkId=c02d98e98d5a65cfddc0bc03e10894c0&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=0385334966&amp;Format=_SL160_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US&amp;l=li2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0385334966" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /> <br /><br />General Information about Viruses<br /><br />&nbsp; <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Viruses-Carl-Zimmer/dp/0226983366/ref=as_li_ss_il?keywords=viruses+zimmer&amp;qid=1583796166&amp;s=books&amp;sr=1-2&amp;linkCode=li2&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;linkId=ed8be89be6d9b882f07aca1745c1dc28&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=0226983366&amp;Format=_SL160_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US&amp;l=li2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0226983366" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Virus-Illustrated-Guide-Incredible-Microbes/dp/069116696X/ref=as_li_ss_il?keywords=viruses+roossinck&amp;qid=1583796236&amp;s=books&amp;sr=1-1&amp;linkCode=li2&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;linkId=dad7df758871fac168bcc09316e73b23&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=069116696X&amp;Format=_SL160_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US" /></a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thtrofli-20&amp;language=en_US&amp;l=li2&amp;o=1&amp;a=069116696X" style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" width="1" /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2020/03/some-of-my-favorite-books-about.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10781944.post-7269572426130573001Thu, 05 Mar 2020 22:08:00 +00002020-03-05T14:08:57.360-08:00#YAMMMmanelWhat's worse than not cancelling your conference during #COVID19? How about a #MANEL #YAMMM during #COVID19. Well got invited to this meeting "<a href="https://web.cvent.com/event/7acbe1b8-2d16-4c46-9e16-1ce4f1e3b376/summary">Non-Coding RNAs In Biology &amp; Medicine Conference</a>". &nbsp;And I looked up the meeting so I could see if the meeting was still on and if yes, to then encourage the organizers to encourage them to postpone the meeting to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus going around.<br /><br />And alas, the meeting still on - April 2-4, 2020<br />As a side note, it is around the corner from where I used to work (it is in the same general area as where TIGR used to me).<br /><br />And, alas, on top of the meeting apparently still being on, it is also what appears to be a MANEL - a meeting with a highly skewed gender balance of speakers. &nbsp;I say "what appears to be" since I just do not have time right now to do what I frequently do which is to look up people's personal websites to see how they describe themselves in terms of gender. &nbsp;So I am basing this entirely on names and appearance but it does not look like a good balance.<br /><br />Not a good look Johns Hopkins and USUHS,<br /><br />#1 - due to #COVID19 this conference should be cancelled<br />#2 - due to the apparently extreme gender skew for the speakers, this conference is one I would encourage people to not attend anyway.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0X8qlihGnDM/XmF3bRJ18QI/AAAAAAAVZro/RkGMu3IcN201gSW9lbSrriZn_tQOzIZPACK4BGAYYCw/s1600/Screenshot%2B2020-03-05%2B14.03.10.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0X8qlihGnDM/XmF3bRJ18QI/AAAAAAAVZro/RkGMu3IcN201gSW9lbSrriZn_tQOzIZPACK4BGAYYCw/s400/Screenshot%2B2020-03-05%2B14.03.10.png" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xyyi-f5YfCQ/XmF3eypwoRI/AAAAAAAVZrw/ZueSddnu80k2b2l6eDiSJcuf_tktv3XHwCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/Screenshot%2B2020-03-05%2B14.03.21.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="100" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xyyi-f5YfCQ/XmF3eypwoRI/AAAAAAAVZrw/ZueSddnu80k2b2l6eDiSJcuf_tktv3XHwCK4BGAYYCw/s400/Screenshot%2B2020-03-05%2B14.03.21.png" width="400" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-n-aO8RQj4d8/XmF3m1-xqiI/AAAAAAAVZr4/A41mxeBr_qcVngRS_3kx92dsXK62dvm4gCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/Screenshot%2B2020-03-05%2B14.03.28.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="105" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-n-aO8RQj4d8/XmF3m1-xqiI/AAAAAAAVZr4/A41mxeBr_qcVngRS_3kx92dsXK62dvm4gCK4BGAYYCw/s400/Screenshot%2B2020-03-05%2B14.03.28.png" width="400" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-d2toO3tYDH8/XmF3skeainI/AAAAAAAVZsE/JuJhjjv533A2WJI93oqREAxxaX33msQQwCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/Screenshot%2B2020-03-05%2B14.03.35.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="105" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-d2toO3tYDH8/XmF3skeainI/AAAAAAAVZsE/JuJhjjv533A2WJI93oqREAxxaX33msQQwCK4BGAYYCw/s400/Screenshot%2B2020-03-05%2B14.03.35.png" width="400" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fRazglsFXEE/XmF3xUKrpwI/AAAAAAAVZsQ/DbAzebmE5ZEAm6rzu35-JOuXuEJaFzztgCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/Screenshot%2B2020-03-05%2B14.03.42.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="96" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fRazglsFXEE/XmF3xUKrpwI/AAAAAAAVZsQ/DbAzebmE5ZEAm6rzu35-JOuXuEJaFzztgCK4BGAYYCw/s400/Screenshot%2B2020-03-05%2B14.03.42.png" width="400" /></a><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-X5QPno4o81E/XmF32yjJKKI/AAAAAAAVZsY/JFo2ZVfu7zEcJt27HLiyg-uUMILOy0SXACK4BGAYYCw/s1600/Screenshot%2B2020-03-05%2B14.03.48.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="101" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-X5QPno4o81E/XmF32yjJKKI/AAAAAAAVZsY/JFo2ZVfu7zEcJt27HLiyg-uUMILOy0SXACK4BGAYYCw/s400/Screenshot%2B2020-03-05%2B14.03.48.png" width="400" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Y6EHFVSR66g/XmF38-V-GfI/AAAAAAAVZsk/c1YsW8eTo8cUHxpf2YZtDBvsFnP3lfwLQCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/Screenshot%2B2020-03-05%2B14.03.53.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="122" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Y6EHFVSR66g/XmF38-V-GfI/AAAAAAAVZsk/c1YsW8eTo8cUHxpf2YZtDBvsFnP3lfwLQCK4BGAYYCw/s400/Screenshot%2B2020-03-05%2B14.03.53.png" width="400" /></a><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Qqnv9WR7UWg/XmF4E-bjifI/AAAAAAAVZs0/kYSeaK6jv_UGgDZpUc44D7sUUdf5zu_lQCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/Screenshot%2B2020-03-05%2B14.03.57.png" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="127" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Qqnv9WR7UWg/XmF4E-bjifI/AAAAAAAVZs0/kYSeaK6jv_UGgDZpUc44D7sUUdf5zu_lQCK4BGAYYCw/s400/Screenshot%2B2020-03-05%2B14.03.57.png" width="400" /></a><br /><br /><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><br /> --------<br /> This is from the <a href =http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com > "Tree of Life Blog"</a> of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow <A HREF = "http://twitter.com/phylogenomics" > me on Twitter. </a> <br /> -------- <br /></div>https://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2020/03/whats-worse-than-not-cancelling-your.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Eisen)0