The evolution of inclusive heredity through the genomic interactions of symbionts
Led by Mike Wade & Armin Moczek
This project aims to understand how and why host-microbiota symbiotic interactions evolved, with particular focus on mutual niche construction. Predictions from theoretical models designed in this study will be tested empirically using the tunnelling dung beetle, Onthophagus taurus.
EES predictions this project tests
- Conceptual issues
- Evolutionary innovations
- Inclusive inheritance
- Evolutionary diversification