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APPROCHE MOLECULAIRE ET CARYOLOGIQUE DE LA DIVERSITE GENETIQUE DES SOURIS D'EUROPE

Objective



The inter- and intraspecific genetic diversity of European wild mice provides a system for the study of evolutionary processes that is difficult to find elsewhere. Complex phenomena such as the hybridisation between genomes that are already partially incompatible and the fixation of rearranged genomes still occur. In Denmark these two phenomena interfere and their study both in situ and in the laboratory provides an excellent model for investigating the mechanisms underlying genetic evolution. Minisatellite probes will be used to study hybrid dysgenesis while the measurement of meiotic distortion will be used to provide information about chromosomal evolution. Furthermore, the collection of genetic variants and the establishment of new laboratory lines will increase the depository of wild mice strains that is already available for scientists in many different disciplines

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Université de Montpellier II (Université des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc)
Address
2 Place Eugène Bataillon
34095 Montpellier
France

Participants (2)

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
Place De L'universite 1
Louvain-la-neuve
UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS
Denmark
Address
1,Nordre Ringgade 1-3
8000 Aarhus C