By: 
Gabriel Marais, Biometry and Evolutionary Biology laboratory, CNRS / University of Lyon
Host: 
Sylvain Glemin, Ecology and Genetics, UU
Location: 
Lindahlsalen, EBC, UU
Date: 
2016-11-24
Time: 
14:00 - 15:00
The evolution of separate sexes and sex chromosomes in plants

~6% of the flowering plants have separate sexes (= are dioecious). Compared to animals, very little is known in plants about how sex is determined, what are the genes underlying the male and female phenotypes and how sex-biased expression can evolve, and also how separate sexes evolves and why there are so few plants with separate sexes. In this talk, I will present recent studies from my group using different approaches going from molecular evolution/genomics to phylogeny/systematics that address these questions.

 

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