project . 2018 - 2021 . Closed

NSFDEB-NERC: Ecological Genomics of Adaptive Polymorphism

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: NE/P013074/2
  • Funded under: NERC Funder Contribution: 251,239 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    30 Sep 2018
    End Date
    29 Jun 2021
Description
Accounting for high genetic diversity in ecologically-important traits is a fundamental problem in evolutionary biology. Individuals vary enormously at the genetic level, even within local populations, and we do not understand why. Recent work implicates an advantage to rare types as a critical factor maintaining genetic variation in many species, but we have little understanding of how this process actually unfolds in the wild. To address this gap, we need to (1) understand how ecological and social interactions promote or erode genetic diversity, and (2) link these interactions among organisms directly to the genes underlying the traits that mediate these inte...
Description
Accounting for high genetic diversity in ecologically-important traits is a fundamental problem in evolutionary biology. Individuals vary enormously at the genetic level, even within local populations, and we do not understand why. Recent work implicates an advantage to rare types as a critical factor maintaining genetic variation in many species, but we have little understanding of how this process actually unfolds in the wild. To address this gap, we need to (1) understand how ecological and social interactions promote or erode genetic diversity, and (2) link these interactions among organisms directly to the genes underlying the traits that mediate these inte...
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