Institute of Plant Sciences

Ecological Genomics

Transposons and Reproductive Isolation

Populations of intraspecific and interspecific hybrids have highlighted increasing genome changes following the merging of gradually divergent transposable elements. They further uncovered the impact of such genome instability on reproductive isolation between species.

In collaboration with François Felber, we are currently unravelling the dynamics of transposable elements across distribution ranges of wild wheat species to evaluate the underpinnings of genome evolution and species diversification in natural landscapes.

 

wild wheat
© Christian Parisod