Genomic and developmental drivers of color pattern diversification – Claudius Kratochwil, University of Helsinki

October 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Large Lecture Theatre
Department of Zoology but also online (ask organizers for link).

Coloration plays key roles in fundamental physiological, ecological, and evolutionary processes. In my research, I study coloration phenotypes to gain an integrative understanding of how genetic, developmental, and cellular changes lead to evolutionary diversification. Cichlid fishes, as a famous example of explosive adaptive radiation, are an excellent model system for understanding the genetic and molecular underpinning of this process. Specifically, I will discuss the role of genomic architecture and regulatory evolution for diversifying and convergent evolution, as well as how genomic features affect speciation.

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