Novel computational tools for elucidating evolutionary consequences of reticulation events (WU_U17DTP)

Lead Research Organisation: University of East Anglia
Department Name: Graduate Office


Recombination, hybridization, and horizontal gene transfer (HGT) lead to reticulate evolution, and together, these evolutionary forces are one principal source for adaptive novelty because they introduce a vast amount of novel genetic variation instantly (i.e. in one generation). With the advent of Next Generation Sequencing technologies, the signature of reticulate evolution is found to be ubiquitous across the kingdoms of life, but with the increase complexity of BIG DATA analysis, identifying and analysing its footprint in genomes is computationally challenging.

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2. Oldman et al. (2016) Molecular Biology and Evolution
3. McMullan et al. (2016) Elife
4. Jouet et al. (2015) Molecular Ecology


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
BB/M011216/1 01/10/2015 30/09/2023
1937611 Studentship BB/M011216/1 01/10/2017 31/03/2022 Ariadne István Thompson