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PEEC Seminar - Lousy & wormy tales: Drivers of population genetic divergence in host-parasite co-evolution

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Topic
academic
Sponsor
PEEC Department
Location
B102 CLSL
Date
Feb 13, 2019   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Jan Stefka, UIUC Visiting Scholar
Contact
Julian Catchen
E-Mail
jcatchen@illinois.edu
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Jan Stefka

Visiting Scholar, UIUC

Biology Centre CAS, Czech Republic

 

"Lousy & wormy tales: Drivers of population genetic divergence in host-parasite co-evolution"

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 4:00 P.M.

 

Charles G. Miller Auditorium

B102 CLSL

Abstract:

Host specificity provides means to limit genetic exchange between populations of parasites and it is often an a priori assumption in the speciation of parasites. However, is that always so? Deeper knowledge of all processes (adaptive and stochastic) underlying population diversification is needed to fully understand the role of host specificity in parasitic evolution. The talk aims to reveal the drivers of population genetic diversification using rodent lice and fish tapeworms as ecological models.


Coffee and cookies will be served in the atrium outside the auditorium beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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