How are multiple adaptive genes affected by an organisms’ frequency of sex?
Institute of Evolutionary Biology
Dr M Hartfield, Dr J Hadfield
13 December 2018
Reduced costs of genome sequencing have seen an expansion in the amount of genetic data available from various species, from which researchers are learning more about the crucial evolutionary process of adaptation.
The ecology of a sex-ratio distorting meiotic driver
Dr T Price, Prof G Hurst
9 January 2019
Aim. to understand how the behaviour, genetics, and ecology of a fly is affected by a selfish X chromosome. Background. Gene drive systems are selfish genes that manipulate reproduction to enhance their transmission, at a cost to the rest of the genome.