Spermatogenesis is an engine for evolutionary genome rearrangement
13:00 - 14:00
Lectures, talks and seminars
Life Sciences, School of
Dr Benjamin Skinner firstname.lastname@example.org
Spermatozoa occupy a unique cytological category: haploid, free-living, genetically unique, and subject to transformative changes in chromatin structure during development. This in turn places them under unique evolutionary pressures both in terms of accelerated mutation rates and high selective pressures on genes related to reproductive competition.
In this talk, Peter Ellis will discuss several examples of how male reproductive physiology may be a driver for genome structural reorganisation and vice versa.
This seminar is being held in person in STEM 3.1 (STEM Centre on Square 1, Colchester campus). You can also watch via Zoom (meeting ID: 925 4561 0277)
If you have any queries about this seminar please email Dr Benjamin Skinner (email@example.com).