Genetics of Sex Differences
Lund University

Jessica Abbott

Principal Investigator

Qinyang Li

Laboratory Technician

Research interests:

My main interest is in the evolutionary genetics of sex differences, especially sexually antagonistic genetic variation in other words, when the same gene has opposite effects on the fitness of males and females. Sexually antagonistic genes and traits are interesting because they may hold the key to one of the long-standing paradoxes in evolutionary biology: the maintenance of standing genetic variation.

Research organisms:

Drosophila melanogaster, Macrostomum lignano

Expertise:

Experimental evolution