29. November 2018 | Kolloquium

Dr. Amanda Kyle Gibson

Department of Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
29. Nov.
29. November 2018, 14:00 Uhr

Dr. Amanda Kyle Gibson

IGB-Hörsaal, Müggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin

Common clones: parasite adaptation in heterogeneous host populations

How do parasites adapt to their ever-changing host populations? And can hosts escape this relentless adaptation by their parasites? A common assumption is that parasites adapt to infect the host genotypes that are most common in a population. I'll begin by testing this assumption using experimental evolution with nematodes and bacteria in the lab. I'll then apply this idea to a natural host-parasite interaction in the field by testing for rapid parasite evolution in a biological control system. Finally, I'll share some preliminary data on the hypothesis that hosts can escape these relentlessly adapting parasites in space, by rampant dispersal. 


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Host: Justyna Wolinska

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