Seminar - Michael Nachman CANCELLED

photo of Dr. Michael Nachman
April 23, 2018 - 12:00pm
Location: 
601 Fairchild

Department of Integrative Biology

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

University of California, Berkeley

Host: Molly Przeworski

Title: "Gene regulation and the genetic basis of speciation and adaptation in house mice, Mus musculus"

Abstract: A major goal in evolutionary biology is to understand the genetic details of how new species arise as well as how they adapt to novel environments.  I will discuss recent studies documenting the role of gene regulation in reproductive isolation between two subspecies of house mice.  I will also describe the genetic basis of environmental adaptation in house mice that have recently colonized North and South America from Europe.  Changes in gene regulation appear to play a major role in both speciation and adaptation.

 

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