Genomic Conflicts and the Origins of Species
Speciation, the process by which one species splits into two, involves the evolution of reproductive barriers such as the sterility or death of hybrids between previously interbreeding populations. Even in his masterpiece “On the Origin of Species”, Darwin could find no satisfactory solution to the apparent paradox of why natural selection would tolerate the onset of genetic barriers that diminish the prospect of successful reproduction such as hybrid sterility and inviability. He therefore termed this problem the “mystery of mysteries”. Read more…
Science at Breakfast presents Nitin Phadnis, Assistant Professor of Biology
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Hilton Hotel, 255 South West Temple (MAP)
Parking is FREE, validations will be given inside (MAP)
Breakfast at 7:00 a.m. – Lecture at 7:30 a.m.