Tanja Slotte from Univ. of Stockholm visited our team in December, discussed our collaborative project on Alpine parallel adaptation and gave a talk at the department seminar “Genetic causes and genomic consequences of plant mating system variation”.
Ploidy-altered phenotype interacts with local environment and may enhance polyploid establishment in Knautia serpentinicola
Result from Martin’s PhD thesis on ecological consequences of polyploidy in Knautia.
The ‘Polyploid Hop’: shifting challenges and opportunities over the evolutionary lifespan of genome duplications
New review on evolutionary and population genetic consequences of polyploidy put together with Levi Yant’s and Mario Vallejo-Marin’s groups: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fevo.2018.00117/abstract
Alžběta Poštůlková who worked on her high school project on the effect of temperature stress on unreduced gamete production in our team, won second place at the National Student Research Activities Competition (SOČ). Congratulations!
The group enjoyed a short retreat, hiking and discussing, and gaining valuable insight on our ongoing projects
Restructuring of a mutualism following introduction of Australian fig trees and pollinating wasps to Europe and the USA
Emma’s new paper is out (from her MSc project) in Biological Invasions! https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10530-018-1775-3
In May we met for two days meeting with Levi’s group to hike around Křivoklátsko forests and discuss ongoing and further work on arenosa genomics.