Evolutionary Genomics and Population Management (GE²pop)

Context and challenge

Last update: 13 February 2015

The GE²pop team studies the impact of molecular and evolutionary mechanisms on the functioning and diversity of species and populations and the role of these mechanisms in the adaptive response of populations to environmental changes.

Building on population genetics / genomics and quantitative genetics concepts and tools, we aim at reconstructing the evolutionary history of species and populations and at quantifying the role of past demographic and selective processes on genetic diversity and the functioning of populations. Particular emphasis is placed on the genome and its phenotypic expression in contrasting environments. The acquired knowledge is used to develop effective strategies for the management and development of genetic resources of cultivated species and their wild relatives. Our main biological models are durum wheat, maize, sunflower and as well as the model species Medicago truncatula.

Last update: 13 February 2015

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