Afternoon sessions

Genomic basis of adaptations

Organized by

Patrícia Beldade and Chris Wheat

Phenotypic diversity (inter-species) and variation (intra-specific) in butterflies include many compelling examples of adaptive evolution, such as wing patterns, color vision, male sex pheromone and dispersal. The recent explosion of genomic resources and analytical tools in this group of species has enabled a detailed dissection of the genetic basis of variation and diversity in adaptive traits. This section will host some examples of this work.

Oral presentations

Only presenting author shown

13:30-14:10 Keynote presentation
When adaptation brings its load: speciation vs. polymorphism in a butterfly genome
Mathieu Joron

Maternal regulation of early embryogenesis in the Speckled Wood butterfly, Pararge aegeria
Casper Breuker

Pieris napi genomics: how to generate a high quality genome in less than one year and its use in studying the evolutionary dynamics of host plant detoxification.
Jason Hill

The fitness effects of phenotypic and genomic plasticity across life-stages
Juan Galarza

Transcriptomics of olfactory communication mediated by sex pheromones in Bicyclus anynana
Caroline Nieberding

Genetic variation in diapause-related genes in Pararge aegeria
Peter Pruisscher

Multiple origins of industrial melanism in the peppered moth
Ilik Saccheri

Effects of predictable and unpredictable juvenile conditions on adult life history: an RNA seq analysis in a butterfly
Vicencio Oostra

The pheromone biosynthesis activating neuropeptide (PBAN): a conserved molecular mechanism for regulating sex pheromone production across Lepidoptera?
Alok Arun

Evolution of dominance in a polymorphic butterfly involved in Müllerian mimicry
Violaine Llaurens