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The genomic signature of rapid coevolution within a wild host-parasite system

Project description

Evolving together; parasites and their hosts offer insights into antagonistic symbiosis

Parasitism is a symbiotic relationship that often drives the coevolution of parasites and hosts. Despite its effects on agriculture, livestock production, aquaculture and human health, little is known about the basis for coevolution. The EU-funded Coevolution project will investigate the process of coevolution from a genomic perspective using the small planktonic crustacean Daphnia magna and one of its bacteria parasites as a model system. By studying the genome of these two species over time, researchers will provide unprecedented evidence on antagonistic coevolution in a natural population and how it can drive genetic diversity, local adaptation and differentiation.


Net EU contribution
€ 203 149,44
Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Basel-Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00