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

posted on 21.08.2019 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