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Katja Hora provides empirical data on the genetic architecture of host specialisation in phytophagous insects. A detailed understanding of the genetic architecture underlying diversification in host use can help to estimate the likelihood of ecological speciation. Hora presents empirical data on the nature of the inheritance of host use traits that differ between species of the small ermine moths (Yponomeuta), which are highly specialised on their host plant. The collective evidence of the various aspects of host use indicates that in Yponomeuta, speciation is based on a complex genetic architecture.

Event details of Genetic architecture of host use in small ermine moths
Date 24 September 2014
Time 10:00 -11:00
Location Agnietenkapel

K.H. Hora, Genetic Architecture of Host Use in Yponomeuta.

Supervisor

Prof. S.B.J. Menken

Co-supervisor

Dr P. Roessingh

Agnietenkapel

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam

Entrance

This event is open to the public.