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Biology is fundamental to our changing world. The 21st century challenge for our students, our scholars, and the greater society is to understand our place in this changing world and to create fundamental knowledge for informed policies, economies, and social structure.

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Testing the roles of ecological traits and key innovations in diversification

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Please note: this seminar will take place at 1PM on TUESDAY March 2nd

Determining the drivers of divergence is at the core of evolutionary biology; how these scale up to diversification…



How to tango with four: Meiotic adaptation to whole genome duplication

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Whole genome duplication (WGD) doubles the chromosome content of cells, and when inherited, leads to the formation of polyploid organisms. Polyploids often have novel traits and strong stress resilience,…

Due the COVID-19 epidemic, the University of Pennsylvania has limited on-campus activities. As such, our team will be working remotely until further notice. If you need assistance, please send an email to biology@sas.upenn.edu, and we will happily assist you in a virtual format. For immediate service during normal working hours (M-F, 9am to 5pm) our phones are operational.

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