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BiRC Talk: Adaptation and maladaptation in plant genomes

Professor Stephen Wright, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Canada

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Tirsdag 11. juni 2024,  kl. 13:00 - 13:45


Meeting room 1872-347


What factors facilitate and constrain adaptation, and how does this influence plant genome evolution and diversity? In this talk, I will discuss research in the lab focused on two cases of extraordinary evolutionary parallelism acting on different timescales: the rapid evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds and the formation and degeneration of sex chromosomes. Using a combination of population and comparative genomics, these studies highlight the remarkable multifaceted adaptive potential of agricultural weeds, and the importance of recombination landscapes in driving the evolutionary trajectory and maladaptation of sex chromosomes.