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Peer-reviewed publications

6. Chavhan, Y.*, Dey, S., & Lind, P.A.*

Bacteria evolve macroscopic multicellularity by the genetic assimilation of phenotypically plastic cell clustering

Nature Communications 14, 3555 (2023)

*Corresponding authors

5. Chavhan, Y., Malusare, S. & Dey, S.

Interplay of population size and environmental fluctuations: A new explanation for fitness cost rarity in asexuals

Ecology Letters 24, 1943–1954 (2021)


4. Chavhan, Y., Malusare, S. & Dey, S.

Larger bacterial populations evolve heavier fitness trade-offs and undergo greater ecological specialization.

Heredity 124, 726–736 (2020)
Companion article

3. Chavhan, Y., Karve, S. & Dey, S.

Adapting in larger numbers can increase the vulnerability of Escherichia coli populations to environmental changes.

Evolution 73, 836–846 (2019)

​2. Chavhan, Y., Ali, S. I. & Dey, S.

Larger numbers can impede adaptation in asexual populations despite entailing greater genetic variation.

Evolutionary Biology 46, 1–13 (2019)

1. Karve, S., Daniel, S., Chavhan Y., Anand, A., Kharola, S.S.  & Dey, S.

Escherichia coli populations in unpredictably fluctuating environments evolve to face novel stresses through enhanced efflux activity.

Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28, 1131–1143 (2015)


PhD Thesis

The Effects of Population Size on Adaptation and Trade-offs: Insights from Experimental Evolution with Escherichia coli and Individual-based Models

(Defended: Sep 06, 2019 (IISER Pune; advisor: Prof. Sutirth Dey))

Does this pic remind you of Waddington's notion of canalization?
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