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Leverhulme Trust grant success in GEE

29 May 2019

Genetics, Evolution and Environment

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Mitochondrial and nuclear genomes have been coevolving within species for billions of years.

A team of GEE researchers - Kevin Fowler, Florencia Camus, Max Reuter, Nick Lane and Richard Mott - have been awarded a research project grant of £280,000 by the Leverhulme Trust to undertake research in the field of mitonuclear evolution. The project, titled “Understanding the coevolution of mitochondrial and nuclear genomes”, aims to investigate interactions between these genomes across fruit fly populations. It will provide key insights into organismal function, reproductive isolation and species persistence.