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Sex and the single genome

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Speaker: Beatriz Vicoso (IST Austria)
Location: Raiffeisen Lecture Hall
Series: 4th year colloquium
Host: Sylvia Cremer
Contact: Arinya Eller
Central building lecture hall

Although males and females largely share a single genome, in many species they can look and act completely different. How are these different morphologies encoded at the molecular level? What is the role of sex chromosomes, the only part of the genome that differs between the sexes? And how do genomes evolve when traits that are good for one sex can be bad for the other (i.e. there is sexual conflict)? Our lab addresses these questions using genomics and transcriptomics in a variety of model and nonmodel organisms, and I will highlight some of our recent projects and results.

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