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Biodiversity drivers in Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems: Pollination and the evolution of mating phenotypes in yellow flaxes (Linum spp.)

Project description

Studying the pollinator-flower interaction

The role of pollinators and plant sexual diversity in the evolution of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems floras is a silver bullet target for biodiversity research and conservation in Europe. The EU-funded FLAXMATE project will take a new quantitative approach to investigate the evolution of the mating phenotypes (i.e. the setting of the floral sexual organs) in a group of 74 Linum species. These species are relatives of the common flax, but endemic to the Mediterranean Basin and the Cape Floristic Region in South Africa. The project will use two novel methodologies based on 3D geometric morphometrics and quantum dots to analyse the efficiency of pollination as a biodiversity driver at macro and microevolutionary levels.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 207 163,20

Partners (1)

UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL
South Africa
Address
University Road, Chiltern Hills
3630 Westville
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments