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Pierre Boursot

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My activity

Using population genomic tools (massive DNA and RNA sequencing), I address the role of natural selection (adaptive or resulting from genetic conflicts) to explain, after having characterised them, the following patterns:
– Genomic differentiation between closely related species and speciation genetics.
– Genetic introgression between closely related species, formation of hybrid zones.
– Differentiation and specialisation of sex chromosomes.
My favourite biological models are mice (genus Mus) and hare (genus Lepus).

Keywords :

Genomics – Speciation – Hybridisation – Genetic conflict – Sex chromosomes

Responsabilities :

Coordinator for Université de Montpellier of the H2020 Teaming project “BIOPOLIS” (2019-2027)