• Department of Ecology and Genetics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
  • Adaptation, Evolutionary Applications, Evolutionary Theory, Expression Studies, Genetic conflicts, Genome Evolution, Genotype-Phenotype, Hybridization / Introgression, Molecular Evolution, Population Genetics / Genomics
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Transcriptomic response to divergent selection for flowering time in maize reveals convergence and key players of the underlying gene regulatory network
Maud Irène Tenaillon, Khawla Sedikki, Maeva Mollion, Martine Le Guilloux, Elodie Marchadier, Adrienne Ressayre, Christine Dillmann

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Early and late flowering gene expression patterns in maize

Artificial selection experiments are key experiments in evolutionary biology. The demonstration that application of selective pressure across multiple generations results in heritable phenotypic changes is a tangible and reproducible proof of the evolution by natural selection.
Artificial selection experiments are used to evaluate the joint effects of selection on multiple traits, their genetic covariances and differences in responses in different environments. Most studies on artificial sele...


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Modularity of genes involved in local adaptation to climate despite physical linkage
Katie E. Lotterhos, Sam Yeaman, Jon Degner, Sally Aitken, Kathryn Hodgins

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Differential effect of genes in diverse environments, their role in local adaptation and the interference between genes that are physically linked

The genome of eukaryotic species is a complex structure that experience many different interactions within itself and with the surrounding environment. The genetic architecture of a phenotype (that is, the set of genetic elements affecting a trait of the organism) plays a fundamental role in understanding the adaptation process of a species to, for example, different climate environments, or to its interaction with other species. Thus, it is fundamental to study the different aspects of the gene...