Fleggsibility - Dissecting the microevolutionary flexibility of a neural circuit
Our project with the team of Christian Braendle
(iBV Nice) and ViewPoint: Behavior Analysis Technologies
has been selected by ANR ! On the heals of our joint publication (Vigne et al., Science Advances 2021
) we will be trying to understand how specific neural circuits evolve to generate natural behavioural variation within species. In particular, the precise genetic changes that modulate cellular and developmental architectures of reproductive systems remain unclear. Here we will focus on the simple egg-laying circuit of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
as a powerful model system to study natural microevolutionary (intraspecific) variability.