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Sylvain Charlat
Chargé de recherche - CNRS
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phone: +33 (0)4 72 44 81 01
UMR CNRS 5558 - LBBE
"Biométrie et Biologie Évolutive"
UCB Lyon 1  - Bât. Grégor Mendel
43 bd du 11 novembre 1918
69622 VILLEURBANNE cedex
Building: Mendel 1er étage Office: 122

Our research deals with various issues in evolutionary biology, most of which are connected with symbiosis and genetic conflicts. Several projects are focused on the horizontal transmission of heritable material, from Wolbachia bacteria to transposable elements or even housekeeping genes: which genomic components can move between branches of the tree of life, at which rate and through which processes? How does the resulting partial evolutionary disconnection affect patterns of conflict or cooperation among these elements? Horizontal transfers also question more generally the sources of heritable variations in fitness, potentially including non-genetic modes of inheritance. I also got interested in the evolutionary implications of these phenomena.

To address these questions, we use genomic approaches applied to large scale samples from natural habitats, from French Polynesia to Costa Rica, as well as modelling.

(full) Publication list

A short video, 10 minutes, on our recent paper exploring some evolutionary implications of non genetic inheritance (Rajon & Charlat 2018: (In)exhaustible suppliers for evolution? Selection for robustness sets limits to non-genetic inheritance); filmé à l’ESEB (Turku, Finlande) en Aout 2019)

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