Speciation and coevolution (Gollmann/Krenn/Paun/Urban/Vetschera)

Course Academic Credits: 3 ECTS
Content: The lecture course deals with processes of speciation and co-evolution in eukaryotes. An overview of principles and theories is complemented by detailed presentations of case studies. Topics covered include: species concepts, isolating mechanisms, hybridization, polyploidy, asexual speciation, geographical parthenogenesis, theory of co-evolution, interactions between plants and herbivores, pollination biology, mimicry, interactions between fungi, photoautotrophs and animals, convergent evolution.

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