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.
Field of science
- /natural sciences/biological sciences/evolutionary biology
- /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships