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Evolutionary genetics of host-parasite interactions Group

The team focuses on the evolution of symbiotic interactions, ranging from parasitism to mutualism. Conflict and cooperation between species impose strong selective pressures on the different players, but also provide potential sources of evolutionary innovation. A variety of approches is used (ecology, evolutionary genetics and genomics) to study symbiosis at different organizational scales, from genes to communities. Study systems are arthropod species, including some of major medical or agricultural significance.

Our activities are organized along two main themes: « Adaptive response to biotic and abiotic interactions » and « Evolutionary dynamics of endosymbiosis ».


Group leader: Varaldi Julien MCU UCBL

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