Molecules, mating and mayhem in the sexual interactions of fruitflies

Series Name Genome Science theme seminar
Speaker Prof Tracey Chapman (University of East Anglia)
Type Lectures & Talks
When 15 Jan 2014, 02:00PM - 03:00PM
Venue Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building
Open To Public
For Bookings Contact Dr Eran Tauber et22[et] ext:3455
The study of interactions between the sexes over reproductive decisions has proved a fruitful way to understand how and why individuals co-operate and why they sometimes don't. We've used genetic and physical manipulations in fruitflies to perturb sexual interactions and examine the resulting effects on fitness. More recently, we have used transcriptomics to describe genomic responses to sexual competition, and small RNA profiling to understand how the expression of sets of reproductive genes might be regulated.

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