Science Today - "W, X, Y, and Z: Evolutionary turnovers in sex chromosomes in terrestrial isopods"

In this Science Today lecture, Chris Chandler of the college's biological sciences department discusses the rapid changes to sex chromosomes in terrestrial isopods, also known as woodlice and pillbugs. Chandler's research group hypothesizes that the unsually fast changes may be explained by the interaction between isopods and a bacteriam, often found to have infected the isopods. Chandler will discuss some of the evidence at the genomic level supporting this hypothesis.

Science Today is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. All are welcome to attend.  Campus visitors will need to get a parking pass for $1; visit the Parking Office for more information.

Wednesday, November 20 at 4:10pm to 5:10pm

174 Shineman

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