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Evolution of partly genetic sex determination in Daphnia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 618961

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 100 000

  • EU contribution

    € 100 000

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

Objective

"In Daphnia, parthenogenetic reproduction alternates with sexual reproduction. Individuals of both sexes that belong to the same parthenogenetic line are genetically identical and their sex is determined by the environment. However, some lines never produce males, and these non male producing (""NMP"") genotypes can only persist through phases of sexual reproduction if they co-occur with normal (""MP"") genotypes that produce both males and females. The distinction between MP and NMP is genetically determined by a single chromosomal region carrying a dominant NMP allele. Thus, Daphnia have a partially genetic and partially environmental sex determination. Here I propose to exploit this unique polymorphism to study the evolutionary transition between environmental and genetic sex determination and to investigate its genetic basis and genetic/genomic consequences, including the evolution of novel sex chromosomes."
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Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

Address

Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

Administrative Contact

Jocelyn Mere (Dr.)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 618961

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 100 000

  • EU contribution

    € 100 000

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France