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Funder's project number: 267244

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 605 355,00

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Project start date: 01/09/2013

Project end date: 31/08/2017


The goal of the proposed project is to trace phenotypic and genetic changes that have taken place in insect populations during adaptation to local environmental conditions and find out whether and how these changes have enhanced evolution of reproductive barriers. Combining these studies with genome scans and association studies will enable us to identify genomic regions involving genes important in adaptation and/or speciation and to find out whether these regions contain blocks of sequences that have been introgressed from closely-related species. The studies will be performed in wild populations of a northern Drosophila species, D. montana, which is distributed around the northern hemisphere and possesses naturally evolved mechanisms for survival in seasonally varying environments. These studies will provide valuable information on factors affecting the ability of insect populations to adapt to changes in environmental conditions as well as on the role of adaptation in speciation.

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