Adaptive significance and genetic basis of a balanced colour-polymorphism
Philaenus spumarius (Hemiptera, Cercopidae) is a potential highly informative model to test questions about adaptation, particularly about the maintenance of polymorphisms by natural selection.
Female promiscuity: testing for genetic benefits and mechanisms of sperm choice
Keywords: Sexual selection, Sperm competition, Microsatellites, Iberian rock lizard (Lacerta monticola)
Process of speciation: accessing the genic view
The objective of this project is to gather empirical evidence to assess a recently stated genic view of the process of speciation.