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Chromosomal inversions in Atlantic herring and adaptation to changing sea water temperature

Project description

Studying chromosomal inversion to learn more about ecological adaptation

Despite the great progress in evolutionary biology research, the inversion polymorphisms related to local adaptation remain an unexplored field. Using the Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) as a case study, the EU-funded INVERT2ADAPT project will investigate the mechanisms behind the local adaptation based on chromosomal inversions. To achieve this, INVERT2ADAPT will use a series of diverse tools such as comparative genomics, phylogenomics, population genomics, gene expression and functional genomics. The project aspires to contribute to better understand the interactions between genotype, phenotype and environment and the role of the structural variation in the adaptation in natural populations.


Net EU contribution
€ 206 887,68
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala

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Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
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