séminaire du pôle évolution du vivant

"Morphological evolution: an eco - evo - devo vue" - Abderrahman Khila - ens Lyon - vendredi 8 juin 2012, 11h amphi Monge




Understanding the ecological, evolutionary, and molecular mechanisms underlying morphological diversification is a major challenge in biology. A combination of historical, biological, and technical features make the semi-aquatic bugs (Hemiptera, Gerromorpha) a sustainable model for integrating various approaches to the study of animal diversity. In this presentation, I will detail two examples for appendage diversification. The first investigates how sexual dimorphism can arise from a conflict between the sexes over a shared trait. The second example explores the mechanisms underlying lineage diversification following the conquest of a new ecological habitat.
M Abderrahman Khila, CR1-CNRS
Associate Editor for BMC Evolutionary Biology,
Institute of Functional Genomics
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Université Claude Bernard, Lyon

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