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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.
The pistol of a flower is its only protection against insects.
For more information contact Dieter Ebert by email (dieter.ebert - at - unibas.ch).