Department Fish Ecology and Evolution
Stickleback Speciation Genomics
In this on-going large-scale genomics project we study the genome evolution at a population scale in an ecological and evolutionary model species, the three-spined stickleback. We analyse whole genome data from 66 three-spined sticklebacks, which originate from three ecotypes, a marine population and multiple lake-river population pairs, over a broad geographical range. Population diversity is contrasted between parapatric and geographically distant (allopatric) population pairs undergoing parallel ecological Adaptation.
Feulner, P.G.D.*, Chain, F.J.J.*, Panchal, M.*, Eizaguirre, C., Kalbe, M., Lenz, T.L., Mundry, M., Samonte-Padilla, I., Stoll, M., Milinski, M., Reusch, T.B.H., Bornberg-Bauer, E. (2013) Genome-wide patterns of standing genetic variation in a natural marine population of three-spined sticklebacks. Molecular Ecology 22: 635-49