project . 2018 - 2021 . Closed

SpecIAnt

Speciation in ants: Unraveling the genetic, epigenetic and molecular basis of speciation using wood ants
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 750015 Call for proposal: H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
  • Funded under: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-ST Overall Budget: 191,326 EURFunder Contribution: 191,326 EUR
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Sep 2018
    End Date
    01 Sep 2021
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  • Open Access mandate
    Research Data: No
Description
The enormous amount of diversity that surrounds us raises one of the key questions in evolutionary biology: How do new species originate? Speciation depends on the evolution of reproductive isolation but, with few exceptions, the genes underlying reproductive isolation and their modes of action are unknown. The novelty of this project lies in testing if, in addition to mutations in genes, epigenetics and gene expression are mechanisms that contribute to the process of speciation. For these aims I will use wood ants and their hybrids combining large-scale data sets on genomes, gene expression and genome-wide methylation. These approaches will be complemented with...
Description
The enormous amount of diversity that surrounds us raises one of the key questions in evolutionary biology: How do new species originate? Speciation depends on the evolution of reproductive isolation but, with few exceptions, the genes underlying reproductive isolation and their modes of action are unknown. The novelty of this project lies in testing if, in addition to mutations in genes, epigenetics and gene expression are mechanisms that contribute to the process of speciation. For these aims I will use wood ants and their hybrids combining large-scale data sets on genomes, gene expression and genome-wide methylation. These approaches will be complemented with...
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