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Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150103266 [ 2015 - 2017 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150103266]

Researchers A/Prof Jonathan Evans

Brief description In this proposal I develop integrated approaches for understanding sexual selection at the level of the gamete. I will use a new and highly versatile model system – the blue mussel – to seek insights into how multivariate selection targets ejaculates, the dynamic nature of selection, and the putative role that chemical communication between eggs and sperm plays in mediating these processes. A range of interdisciplinary approaches will be used to uncover these patterns, and the mechanisms underlying them, in unprecedented detail. By focusing on a species exhibiting the ancestral reproductive strategy of broadcast spawning, my work will contribute to our understanding major evolutionary transitions in reproductive biology.

Funding Amount 295900

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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