Kawakami group

Our research

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Our research focuses on the genetic basis of reproductive isolation in naturally hybridising species and physiological adaptation through genome evolution. We are particularly interested in 1) how inter- and intra-specific variation in recombination rate modulates species divergence and 2) how species adapt to fluctuating environments by altering their genome structure and recombination rate. We are investigating complex interaction between structural variations, recombination, and genome divergence in both natural and experimental populations of various species.