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Constrained convergence: does pleiotropy constrain convergent alpine adaptation?

Project description

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.

Coordinator

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Net EU contribution
€ 309 768,48
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Czechia

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
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Partners (1)

UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Bern / Berne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data