Apr 19, 2024

BIOMINA Lunch Talk 4

Prof. Hannes Svardal - EVECO (UAntwerp):

Title TBA

Jonas Lescroart - EVECO (UAntwerp):

Phylogenomics of Neotropical wild cats show a history of rapid speciation and hybridization


Date: 19/04/2024

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Location: Campus Middelheim, room G.004
(Middelheimlaan 1, 2020 Antwerp)

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Jonas Lescroart - EVECO (UAntwerp)

Phylogenomics of Neotropical wild cats show a history of rapid speciation and hybridization

Whole-genome analyses of wild species are refining much of our knowledge of the tree of life. The evolutionary history of the most species-rich genus of wild cats, genus Leopardus (NL: pardelkatten), has always been unclear, with contrasting conclusions about its phylogeny and taxonomy arising from both morphological and genetic data. We used whole-genome sequencing data to quantify phylogenomic discordance in the genus, which enabled us to infer the dominant phylogeny, the timing of speciation events and the amount of interspecific hybridization.


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