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EEB Thursday Seminar: Probing the structure of fitness landscapes with experimental evolution

Sergey Kryazhimskiy, Assistant Professor, Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego
Thursday, February 27, 2020
4:00-5:00 PM
1060 Biological Sciences Building Map
The ability to evolve and adapt is a fundamental property of living systems. In many populations, the process of adaptive evolution can be thought of as an uphill walk of a population on a "fitness landscape" where mutations are steps and fitness is altitude. Understanding the structure of fitness landscapes is a fundamental open problem in evolutionary biology. I will discuss our efforts to probe the fitness landscapes and the adaptive walks on them using experimental microbial populations. I will show some interesting and perhaps somewhat counterintuitive patterns that we found. If time permits, I will say a few words about our initial attempts to build a theory that might help us understand these patterns.

View YouTube video of seminar: https://youtu.be/BAMcA5yz8I8
Building: Biological Sciences Building
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Biology, Biosciences, Bsbsigns, Earth Day At 50, Ecology And Evolutionary Biology
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