Center for Theoretical Evolutionary Genomics, University of California, Berkeley
"Genomic signatures of adaptive introgression"
Abstract: Adaptive introgression is the transfer of beneficial alleles from one species to another through interbreeding. It is increasingly being recognized as an important process in evolutionary biology. I will discuss methods and theory relating to the identification of introgression, in particular the length distribution of introgressed fragments and patterns of linkage disequilibrium caused by introgression. I will also discuss several instances of adaptive introgression in humans, including altitude adaption in Tibet and cold adaption in Greenland.