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Investigating the genome and transcriptome dynamics of early interspecific hybridization

Project description

Putting hybrid genomes under the microscope

Interspecies hybridisation has received great attention as a breeding technique to generate species with improved properties or desirable characters. However, hybrids are often infertile and hybrid genomes present with signatures of genome restructuring and instability. When and how genome instability arises in hybrids and in what way it affects the evolution of organisms that have undergone hybridization events remains elusive. The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) EARLYBRID project will use Saccharomyces yeast as a model to study the parental and environmental factors that affect genome stability in interspecies hybridisation. Researchers will also investigate the structure and complexity of hybrid genomes alongside gene expression and hybrid viability, offering a more holistic view on their dynamic interplay. Collectively, EARLYBRID-generated knowledge will be useful in biotechnology and plant breeding applications.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 211 754,88
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
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Partners (2)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
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Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
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UNIVERSITE COTE D'AZUR
France
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Address
Grand Chateau 28 Avenue Valrose
06100 Nice

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Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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