The genetics and genomics of adaptation in an extreme generalist herbivore

01 January 2017 → 31 October 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
genetics genomics adaptation
Project description

True generalist arthropod herbivores, such as spider mites, are rare but important economic pests. The strong adaptive potential of this species was previously studied on the gene expression level, revealing unexpected plasticity. However, the genomic underpinning of adaptation has not been studied for complex traits, and are the subject of this proposal.