We will reconstruct the evolution of antipredator traits in a natural Daphnia population through a quantitative analysis of resting egg banks. We will work in a multiple-trait context, considering both behavioural and life history traits. We will reconstruct a genetic variance-covariance matrix (G-matrix) of antipredator traits for this population. In addition, we will carry out a QTL analysis to characterize in more detail the genetic architecture of one specific anti-predactor trait, phototactic behaviour.
predator-induced defences, resting egg banks, qtl analysis, micro-evolution, genetic diversity, evolutionary potential, daphnia, quantitative genetics
|De Meester, Luc||promotor|
|Animal Ecology and Systematics Section||unknown|
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