Understanding how much we can predict convergent adaptation
Despite the rich theoretical progress in the field of evolutionary biology, there is still a lot to be explored about the convergence in complex multicellular organisms. This knowledge is valuable for the understanding of diverse phenomena such as resistance to pathogens, pesticides or pollution. The EU-funded CONstrainCONverge explores the evolutionary mechanisms behind predictability in adaptive evolution. Merging evolutionary genomics and molecular genetics, transcriptomics, statistical genomics and functional experiments, this research aims to shed light on the genetic constraints of convergent adaptation to stressful environments. The plant model that will be used is the alpine Arabidopsis as its eight independently evolved populations form an ideal source of experimentation.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.1.2 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Main Programme
Funding SchemeHORIZON-AG-UN - HORIZON Unit Grant
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