GENOMICS OF BDELLOID ROTIFERS
We are currently sequencing the first genome of a bdelloid rotifer
species at Genoscope. This genome project is coordinated by Pr.
Karine Van Doninck and Dr. Jean-François Flot (FUNDP, Belgium)
in close collaboration with Dr. Olivier Jaillon and Dr. Patrick
Wincker (Genoscope, Evry, France).
are also investigating the sources of neutral and adaptive variation
that contributed to the success and persistence of these asexual
animals using a recent and multidisciplinary genomic approach.
- GENOSCOPE Genome sequencing project co-financed by GIS
IBISA - France, FNRS - Belgium and the University of Namur (FUNDP),
Belgium (started in April 2009)
Project title: “The Genome Sequence of an Ancient Asexual Degenerate
Tetraploid: The Bdelloid Rotifer Adineta vaga.”
- FRFC postdoctoral research grant C.O.056.10.F -
2.4.655.09.F to Jean-François Flot (Febr 2010 – Febr
Consortium Adineta vaga
University of Namur (FUNDP)
Department of Biology (URBE)
Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics and Ecology (LEGE)
61, Rue de Bruxelles, B-5000 Namur - Belgium
Tel : * 32 (0)81 724407
Fax : * 32 (0)81 724362