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Julien Dutheil
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Developmental Biology • Evolutionary Biology • Genetics

Research report (imported) 2015 - Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology

Models of genome evolution and the origin of species


Dutheil, Julien Y.


Forschungsgruppe Molekulare System Evolution



Modeling the evolution of full genomes in populations is a methodological challenge because of the large number of recombination and mutation events to be accounted for. For that purpose, new models have been developed that introduced simplifications to the standard coalescent theory. When applied to closely related species, these models have shed new light on the speciation process that led to our own species, some 6 Million years ago. In order to be applied to a broader range of organisms, current models need to integrate complex demographic scenarios with heterogenous genomic landscapes.
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