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The developmental, genetic, and adaptive bases of morphological evolution: the case of water-walking insects

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Understanding the ecological, evolutionary, and molecular mechanisms underlying morphological diversification is a major challenge in biology. A combination of historical, biological, and technical features establishes the semi-aquatic insects as a sustainable model for integrating various approaches to the study of animal diversity. In this presentation, I will detail two examples for appendage diversification. The first investigates how sexual dimorphism can arise from a conflict between the sexes over a shared trait. The second example explores the mechanisms underlying lineage diversification following the conquest of a new ecological habitat.

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