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painting by Louis Du Pasquier (2011)
The main focus of the group are the evolution, genomics and ecology of host-parasite and host-mutualist interactions. Research topics include local adaptation, coevolution, evolution in metapopulations, the evolution of microbiota, the evolution of sex, genome evolution, trait mapping and genetic/genomic architecture. In the last years we developed a Diversity Panel of the crustacean Daphnia magna with the aim to understand species wide patterns of genomic and phenotypic diversity.
Man is the only animal which esteems itself rich in proportion to the number and voracity of its parasites. (George Bernard Shaw, 1856–1950)
For more information contact Dieter Ebert by email (dieter.ebert - at - unibas.ch).