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EEB Thursday Seminar Series - Identifying the Selective Forces Shaping the Evolution of Phenotypic Plasticity with Genomics

with Emily Josephs, Assistant Professor in the Plant Biology Department, Michigan State University
Thursday, February 15, 2024
3:00-4:00 PM
1010 Biological Sciences Building Map
This event is part of our ongoing Thursday Seminar Series.

PREVIEW: All traits are expressed in a specific environment, so understanding the evolution of environmental responses (aka plasticity) is crucial for determining evolutionary forces shaping genetic variation for traits. In this talk I'll discuss a few ways my lab has approached this topic using evolutionary genomics in plants. First, I'll present an investigation into whether gene expression plasticity to herbicides in weedy Morning Glories tends to be beneficial or deleterious. Second, I'll show work on how the accumulation of deleterious mutations could limit the evolution of expression plasticity. Third, I'll present ongoing research in my lab into evolution and plasticity in an urban invasive weed.

Building: Biological Sciences Building
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
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