Dr. Jenna Gallie

Microbial Evolutionary Dynamics

Our research group uses experimental populations of microbes to study evolution directly in the laboratory. We are particularly interested in the evolution of the genetic code: how and why did a universal genetic code come to exist? Areas of active research include the origins and maintenance of codon bias, and the evolution of intracellular tRNA pools.

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Dr. Jenna Gallie

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön

Tel.: +49 (0) 4522 763-234

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Selected Publications

  • Gallie J, et al. (2015) Bistability in a Metabolic Network Underpins the De Novo Evolution of Colony Switching in Pseudomonas fluorescens. PLOS Biol 13(3):e1002109.
  • Lindsey HA, Gallie J, Taylor S, Kerr B (2013) Evolutionary rescue from extinction is contingent on a lower rate of environmental change. Nature 494(7438):463–467.
  • Rainey PB, et al. (2011) The evolutionary emergence of stochastic phenotype switching in bacteria. Microbial Cell Factories 10(1):1–7.
  • Beaumont HJE, Gallie J, Kost C, Ferguson GC, Rainey PB (2009) Experimental evolution of bet hedging. Nature 462(7269):90–93.