Evelina Baronienė

 

Evelina Baronienė

Biomedical Sciences, Ecology and Environmental Research

Laboratory of Chemical and Behavioural Ecology

Scientific Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. E. Budrys

Consultant Supervisor

Study period: 2016-10-01 – 2023-09-30

Research theme: Different speeds of evolution characterized genome variability of Hymenoptera insects at, their ecological and behavioral traits and adaptability anthropogenic environmental interdependence

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The aim of this dissertation:
• On the basis of new empirical data to verify the hypothesis that genetic variability and their relative evolutionary rate positively associated with taxa’s adaptation potential;
• Identify the morphology, ecology and behavioral traits associated with adaptability to anthropogenic environment.

Objectives:
• Compare poison’s  enzyme’s genes orthologous sequences of phylogenetically close wasp species preying on phylogenetically distant prey, and phylogenetically distant wasp species preying on phylogenetically close prey to assess their relative evolution rate and evolution rate dependence on prey selection.
• Compare orthologous gene sequences variability, the relative speed of the evolution of bees and wasps in those species that do not easily adapts and in those that easily adapt; evaluate selected genes sequences variability in connection to the kinds of an adaptation potential;
• Identify which of the types of morphology, ecology and behavior traits could be related to the ability of the species to adapt to anthropogenic environment.

 

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