Department Fish Ecology and Evolution

Genomics of rapid adaptation

In this project we follow the rapid evolution of resistance and counter adaptation in an experimental system (Chlorella algae and virus) at the genomic level. We aim to identify beneficial mutations in the genome. This interest is fuelled by the question regarding the genetic basis of adaptive traits and the need to understand the temporal dynamics of adaptive evolution, i.e., how frequent adaptive changes are and what influences the rate of change. By altering the experimental settings we will get at the question on how the dynamics of adaptive change vary with changing demographic setting.

Contact

Dr. Philine FeulnerTel. +41 58 765 2106Send Mail
Cas RetelTel. +41 58 765 2261Send Mail

Collaboration

Funding

This project is integrated into the Priority Programm 1819 of the German Science Foundation