International Conference on Polyploidy, Hybridization and Biodiversity

11-14 May 2016, Rovinj, Croatia


Session 1. Polyploidy in deep time (long-term consequences of polyploidy)

Genomic architectures (non model plant reference genomes, chromosome structure and organisation); Gene families and non coding repeats. Consequences of polyploidy for gene family and non-coding DNA evolution (gene conversion, homogenization); Network evolution (fractional processes, biases, phylogenic inference, speciation); Long term consequences of polyploidy on gene expression (changes in transcriptom and proteome).

Session 2. Polyploidy at shallower time-scales (immediate responses to polyploidy)

Artificial allopolyploids – does evolution repeats itself? Comparison of natural and synthetic systems; Epigenetic reprogramming during polyploidy (epigenomes, expression biases and dominance, alternative splicing)

Session 3. Polyploidy in light of ecological genetics

Cytonuclear co-evolution (meiotic/recombinational adaptation, polyploid meiosis, apomixis); Polyploid phenotypes (impacts on biodiversity, selection, evolutionary novelties); Polyploidy and adaptation/niche shifts, plant-animal interactions; Polyploidy and invasiveness