Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics of
Adaptation and Speciation
July 24, 2019:
The Mimulus aurantiacus v1 chromosome-level genome assembly and annotation are now available! They can be downloaded from mimubase.org. Assembly details can be found in this paper.
Research in the Streisfeld lab integrates several aspects of ecological genetics and genomics to develop a better understanding of adaptive divergence and speciation in natural plant populations.
The primary questions we address are:
1) How does natural selection maintain trait differences in the face of gene flow?
2) What are the genetic and genomic changes that underlie adaptive divergence and the evolution of reproductive isolation?
3) What are the historical events that led to the evolution of adaptive alleles?
4) Are the genetic changes responsible for adaptive evolution predictable?
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