project . 2016 - 2022 . On going

ComplexSex

Sex-limited experimental evolution of natural and novel sex chromosomes: the role of sex in shaping complex traits
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 678148 Call for proposal: ERC-2015-STG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG Overall Budget: 1,492,010 EURFunder Contribution: 1,492,010 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 May 2016
    End Date
    30 Apr 2022
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Description
The origin and evolution of sexual reproduction and sex differences represents one of the major unsolved problems in evolutionary biology, and although much progress had been made both via theory and empirical research, recent data suggest that sex chromosome evolution may be more complex than previously thought. The concept of sexual antagonism (when there is a positive intersexual genetic correlation in trait expression but opposite fitness effects of the trait(s) in males and females) has become essential to our understanding of sex chromosome evolution. The goal of this proposal is to understand how the interacting effects of sexual antagonism, sex-linked ge...
Description
The origin and evolution of sexual reproduction and sex differences represents one of the major unsolved problems in evolutionary biology, and although much progress had been made both via theory and empirical research, recent data suggest that sex chromosome evolution may be more complex than previously thought. The concept of sexual antagonism (when there is a positive intersexual genetic correlation in trait expression but opposite fitness effects of the trait(s) in males and females) has become essential to our understanding of sex chromosome evolution. The goal of this proposal is to understand how the interacting effects of sexual antagonism, sex-linked ge...
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