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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: "Evolutionary dynamics in rapidly adapting microbial populations"

Seminar | May 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

Michael Desai, Harvard University

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Natural selection and other evolutionary forces lead to particular patterns of evolutionary dynamics, and they leave characteristic signatures on the genetic variation within populations. We use a combination of theory and experiments to study the dynamics and population genetics of natural selection in asexual populations such as microbes and viruses.