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Conservation impacts of hybridization and introgression in symbionts: Measuring the magnitude and role in shaping eco-evolutionary variables

Project description

Studying the pattern of introgression across the global tree of life

What is the role of hybridisation and introgression in the ecology, evolution and conservation biology of many taxa? How does hybridisation operate in symbionts, a group of taxa exhibiting unique eco-evolutionary trajectories and for which hybridisation has rarely been studied? To answer these questions, the EU-funded INTROSYM project will investigate the pattern of introgression across the global tree of lice, using whole-genome data from more than 500 species of feather lice. It will study the role of introgression in shaping key eco-evolutionary variables related to dispersal and host-switching, as well as the relationship between introgression levels and symbiont extinction rate.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 263 732,16

Partners (1)

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
United States
Address
1901 South First Street Suite A
618207406 Champaign
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments