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Elisabet Peedu

+46 90 786 54 75

KB. H5, Linnaeus väg 6, Umeå, A5-44-15 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Affiliated as postgraduate student at Umeå Marine Sciences Centre (UMF)

+46 90 786 54 75

Norrbyn 557, 905 71 HÖRNEFORS Umeå Marina Forskningscentrum, Norrbyn 557, 905 71 Hörnefors

I study sexual dimorphism and genetic population structure in the dioicious plant Silene dioica.

  • Presentation

    My research concerns the causes and consequences of sexual dimorphism in the dioecious herb Silene dioica. By using metapopulations located in the Skeppsviks Archipelago outside the coast of Umeå, I study differences between the sexes in both morphological characters and in life history characters. My research also have a population genetic aspect where I am using microsatellite markers in order to examine differences in gene flow between the sexes and between different metapopulations. Finally, I am also looking at sex-biased gene expression in Silene dioica. Besides the research, teaching is a thing I love to do and I teach regulary at basic genetic courses and evolutionary biology courses.

    Research area
    Evolutionary biology