That is for readers to decide, but the next chapter of the burgeoning nine-spined stickleback odyssey is about hit the market, now in a form of a modified RAD-tag approach. A paper to be published in pages of Molecular Ecology reports analyses of (pooled) samples of nine-spined sticklebacks from Fennoscandian populations earlier analyzed for variability in microsatellite loci. The news? Wait and read from the paper.
Bruneaux M., S.E. Johnston, G. Herczeg, J. Merilä, C.R. Primmer & A. Vasemägi (2012) Molecular evolutionary and population genomic analysis of the nine-spined stickleback using a modified RAD tag approach. Molecular Ecology, in press.