CEES Extra seminar: Understanding phenotypic and genetic diversity of Daphnia magna
By Dieter Ebert, Universität Basel, Switzerland
Daphnia has been a biological model for more than 200 years with several hundred papers published each year. Surprisingly little is known about the genetics and genomics of Daphnia. Here I present a summary of our work on creating genomic tools for D. magna and to apply them to understand its phylogeography, pheno-geography and genome evolution. I address questions related to the spatial population structure, the glacial refugia, and how local environmental processes leading to local adaptation and genetic drift leave their traces in the genome.
Universität Basel, Zoological Institute, Vesalgasse 1, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
NB: In addition to this talk, Dieter Ebert is among the speakers at Darwin Day Monday 12th February.