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Project title: 
Adaptive Genomics of Sulawesi ricefishes
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Object of research: 
Fish

Description

The focus of the proposed research group is to study the link between genotype and phenotype of evolutionary adaptive traits, a vital question of evolutionary biology in the postgenomic era. The group will study the morphological and genomic basis of a unique reproduction strategy in Sulawesi ricefishes (Actinopterygii: Adrianichthyidae) called “pelvic brooding”. In pelvic brooding species, females carry the eggs in an abdominal concavity until they hatch, which is assumed to be an adaptation to a predominantly pelagic lifestyle.

There are two PhD positions available in the project. For more details go to:
https://www.zfmk.de/en/zfmk/work-at-zfmk/job-offerings or contact Dr. Julia Schwarzer

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Groupleader
Laureate "Margarethe-Koenig-Preis" 2012
+49 228 9122-321
+49 228 9122-212
j [dot] schwarzer [at] leibniz-zfmk [dot] de