Genomics of Conflict

MPGI Fall Symposium

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Cargill 105

Succeeding in the social world is a balancing act. On the one hand the opportunity to work together with other genes, individuals, species provides the opportunity to do things differently and more efficiently. On the other hand, such interactions lead parties open to exploitation and deceit. We explore the genomics of conflict across plants, animals and microbes, and explore how such conflicts (and their resolution) can shape genome structure, gene expression, and basic features of life.