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One-of-a-Kind? Or Not. USU Geneticist Studies Formation of New Species

Mary-Ann Muffaletto

02/23/2017

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USU biologist Zach GompertUSU evolutionary biologist Zach Gompert is the College of 
Science's '2017 Faculty Researcher of the Year.’ He and
colleagues published findings from a recent study in ‘Nature
Ecology & Evolution.’ (as published on Utah State Today)

Dr. Zach Gompert studies speciation in a group of insects commonly know as walking sticks. Dr. Gompert and colleuges have sequenced more than 1,000 stick insect genomes to find an answer to the question, what makes a unique species? Read the entire article by
Mary-Ann Muffaletto.