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Land animal evolution: genomic landmarks on the path to terrestrial life

Project description

Exploring how animals conquered land from marine ancestors

All animals originated in marine environments. During their evolution, radical changes took place in the way they breathe, reproduce, move and smell – a process that occurred multiple times in the course of history, ultimately leading terrestrial animals to massively outnumber aquatic ones. An understanding of terrestrialisation is key to elucidating animal biodiversity and biological adaptation, yet the genetic underpinnings orchestrating this process in animals are largely unexplored. The EU-funded SEA2LAND project aims to examine the theory that animals are equipped with a highly plastic terrestrialisation genetic toolkit that has allowed them to adapt to the extreme environmental conditions in terrestrial ecosystems.

Host institution

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 485,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 499 485,00

Beneficiaries (1)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 485,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

See on map

Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 499 485,00