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The roles of sex-specific selection and X-linkage in the evolution of local adaptation

posted on 2019-08-21, 23:32 authored by CLEMENTINE SOPHIE MARIE LASNE
My thesis aims to explore how sex differences in evolutionary processes and genetic architecture impact the evolution of local adaptation. I used patterns of sex-specific clinal divergence among Australian Drosophila melanogaster populations to infer patterns of sex-specific selection over traits known to be involved in the process of local adaptation. I then focused on the genetic basis of local adaptation and the potential role of the X-chromosome in the process.


Principal supervisor

Timothy Connallon

Additional supervisor 1

Carla Sgrò

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Biological Sciences


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Science

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