SNIC
SUPR
SNIC SUPR
Pombe Experimental Evolution
Dnr:

SNIC 2018/8-12

Type:

SNAC Small

Principal Investigator:

Jochen Wolf

Affiliation:

Uppsala universitet

Start Date:

2018-02-02

End Date:

2019-03-01

Primary Classification:

10615: Evolutionary Biology

Webpage:

Allocation

Abstract

In this ‚Evolve and Resequence’ project selection lines of fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe have been subject to a divergent selection regime of fast versus slow settling time. With alternating sexual and asexual reproduction cycles and varying the degree of gene flow between populations this project allows addressing basic questions in adaptation and speciation. A high degree of replication in several hundred populations and knowledge of the ‚fossil record’ of their ancestors allows investigating parallelism and evolutionary novelty at base pair resolution. The methodological backbone of the project is pooled population re-sequencing data across populatinos and time and subsequent population genetic analyses.