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EEB Thursday Seminar: The evolution of polymorphic hybrid male sterility in house mice

Erica Larson, Assistant Professor, Dept of Biological Sciences, University of Denver
Thursday, November 29, 2018
4:00-5:00 PM
1060 Biological Sciences Building Map
Reproductive barriers are often thought of as fixed between species, yet recently diverged species often have polymorphic reproductive incompatibilities. This lecture will focus on the genetic basis of variable hybrid male sterility in house mice. I will focus on two mechanisms— transmission ratio distortion of hybrid incompatibilities and the regulatory disruption of the X chromosome during spermatogenesis. I will also discuss the implications of this variation on gene flow in the house mouse hybrid zone, and the maintenance of species boundaries.

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Building: Biological Sciences Building
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Biology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, EEB Thursday Seminars, Museum of Zoology, Research Museums Center