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Deciphering adaptive footprints of epiC evolution on different timescales

Project description

The evolution of epigenetic modifications and their role in species adaptation

Epigenetic modifications are chemical modifications on histones and DNA and play a central role in gene expression regulation. However, little is known about how these modifications change in the course of evolution. The EU-funded DECAF project will use DNA methylation as a model and investigate stably methylated genetic sites in the avian genome. Scientists are also interested to understand and determine the selective forces acting on DNA methylation diversity in natural populations. Results will help unveil the role of methylated sites in species differentiation and provide unprecedented information on epigenetically driven adaptation.

Host institution

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 938,00
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Detmold Bielefeld, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 499 938,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 938,00
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld

See on map

Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Detmold Bielefeld, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 499 938,00