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

Peer-reviewed publications

1. 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)


2. 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)

​4. 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)

5. 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)

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

Bacteria evolve macroscopic multicellularity via the canalization of phenotypically plastic cell clustering

BioRxiv (2022) doi:

*Corresponding authors

Preprint (under review at Nature Communications)

PhD Thesis

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

(Defended on September 6, 2019 under the supervision of Prof. Sutirth Dey at IISER Pune)