We address various aspects of adaptive evolution in bacteria and insects. We primarily use laboratory experimental evolution, next-generation sequencing, and bioinformatics and molecular biological approaches in the lab. When possible, to place our findings in the appropriate ecological context, we include analyses of natural populations. Broadly, our work may be grouped under these two themes:

A. Bacterial genome evolution: codon bias, tRNA genes, and genome GC content

B. Insect adaptation to novel resources: genes, behavioural choices, and gut microbes

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