Are you an evolutionary biologist working with genomics data, or simply passionate about beetles? In particular, if you are a user of the OrthoDB or BUSCO SIB Resources, and would like to see them used in the context of a functional genomics study, this latest in silico talk is for you. SIB Group Leader Robert Waterhouse at the University of Lausanne takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of one of his recent papers and explains how he and his colleagues identified genomic signatures that accompanied the dietary shift to plant-feeding in beetles – thought to be a key driver of their diversification – and the associated bioinformatics workflows and resources.

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Seppey et al. Genomic signatures accompanying the dietary shift to phytophagy in polyphagan beetles. Genome Biology 2019.