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Abstract Detail

The evolutionary importance of polyploidy

Otto, Sarah [1].

The evolutionary consequences of polyploidy.

Polyploidization is common in many groups of organisms, yet why genomic doubling has occurred so often remains obscure. In this talk, I will discuss simple population genetic models that provide insight into the rates of adaptation and the degree of protection from deleterious mutations that would be expected in newly formed polyploid populations. I also summarize our experimental work in yeast and comparative analyses in plants aimed at assessing the impact that genomic doubling has on the evolutionary success of a lineage.

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1 - UBC, Zoology


Presentation Type: Symposium Presentation
Session: SY19
Location: Salon 4/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Time: 1:45 PM
Number: SY19002
Abstract ID:987
Candidate for Awards:None

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