Backström Group: Evolutionary genomics of natural populations
Get acquainted with our ongoing research.
Characterizing the genetic basis of traits of importance for local adaptation and species recognition is a major aim for evolutionary biologists of today. We use a combination of genetic mapping, population genetics and comparative genomics approaches to study the speciation process, the genetic basis of adaptive traits and patterns of genome evolution. We are primarily using natural populations of butterflies as study organisms.
- We have now published the clouded apollo genome assembly. 2024-02-20
- Meiotic drive promotes chromosome fusions in butterflies - new paper by Boman et al. 2024-02-08
- Boman et al. 2021 listed by GBE in "neutralist / selectionist debate papers". 2024-02-07
- Preprint on DNA methylation in flycatchers by Jesper Boman, et al. 2024-01-24
- Lars has a new a new article about neo-sex chromosomes on BioRxiv 2023-12-21
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People who might be interested in joining the lab can contact us at any time. We are always open to discuss potential projects that would be suitable for the lab profile.
Selected interesting publications from other labs that have been or will be discussed in the lab.