[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP180101688]
Researchers Dr Kate Sanders; Dr Bruno Fonseca Simoes; Dr James Breen; Prof David Hunt; Dr Belinda Chang; Prof Davide Pisani; Dr Mark Hutchinson; A/Prof Emma Teeling
Brief description This project aims to investigate how complex traits are lost during evolution, and once lost if they can be regained. The project will use the diverse visual systems of snakes and lizards to shed light on the process of gene loss in degenerative lineages, and discover the mechanisms that compensate for gene losses in taxa with secondarily evolved visual capabilities- providing a case of evolutionary re-innovation in complex traits.
Funding Amount $371,347
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects