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The role of mitonuclear interactions in thermal and dietary adaptation

Project description

Interaction of mitochondrial and nuclear genomes in a changing environment

Mitochondria provide energy and components for cellular biosynthesis, as well as help the cell withstand stress and apoptosis. The balance between these processes is driven by the interaction of the mitochondrial and nuclear genomes, with mismatches leading to reduced fitness. MitoNuEco is an EU-funded initiative aiming to understand how a changing environment can influence the interaction between these two genomes. Using Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism, scientists will study the effect of temperature and diet modulation on fitness. Results will have important ecological value and will unveil novel aspects of population dynamics.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Net EU contribution
€ 224 933,76
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00