Title: Evolution and adaptation of marine populations in a temporally and spatially variable environment

Funding Source: NSRF 2007-2013

Budget IMBBC: 20,000€

Start / End Date: 2010 - 2011

Web site URL: https://sites.google.com/site/platon2010evamap/

Project Progress: 100%

Principal Investigator:

Elena Sarropoulou

Project Members:

Research Directions:

Environmental genomics


The project (2010-2011) aims at developing an approach that offers the ability to analyse the relation of abiotic factors with genes dispersal and selection in natural populations. the objective of the research is to create an approach that will be able to be widely used and applied by biological disciplines (e.g. ecology, physiology). Targeted species for the present work should present short life-span (to study many generations), high abundances and be easy to collect and maintain. Polychaetes seem to accomplish these conditions and they are present inside and outside lagoons. Numerous species are tolerant in a wide range of environmental conditions and they are able to survive even under extreme conditions