Department Aquatic Ecology

Natural selection on immune function

Immune defence is the main physiological barrier against parasites. Its evolution, however, is difficult to predict since the form and strength of natural selection on quantitative components of immune function are generally poorly understood. In this project, we examine the form and strength of natural selection on immune defence traits of a freshwater snail Lymnaea stagnalis, focusing on variation in selection over space and time, variation in selection imposed by different parasites, and the relative importance of immune traits in determining susceptibility.

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Dr. Otto SeppäläTel. +41 58 765 5348Send Mail
Dr. Otto SeppäläTel. +41 58 765 5348Send Mail