One genome but two sexes: Conflict and the evolution of sexual dimorphism

  • Dean, Rebecca F. (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

How can males and females display striking sex differences, when they primarily share the same set of
genes? By experimentally evolving the degree of sexual dimorphism in Drosophila melanogaster, this project
will address key aims at the heart of evolutionary biology. This project will deliver a novel, data-rich resource
with which to explore the mechanisms and consequences of sexual dimorphism evolution, to expand current
understanding of this fundamental evolutionary paradox.
Effective start/end date1/09/1529/04/16


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$72,464.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$283,536.00