Benjamin ClaassenMax Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology · Research Group Environmental Genomics
Master of Science
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I am an evolutionary biologist with main interests in domestication, diversity and host-symbiont interactions. My research includes aDNA analysis of cereal crops, focussing on diversity and domestication. Beside this, I am interested in fungal microbial communities and host-symbiont co-evolution. For this I am exploring dsRNA viruses in yeast populations.
Rye (Secale cereale ssp. cereale L.) is a secondary domesticate, considered to have originated as a weed in wheat fields and to have developed traits of domestication by evolving similar physio-logical and morphological characteristics to those of wheat. Although it migrated into Europe as a weed possessing domestication traits, it became one of th...
Viruses are the most common and most diverse organic agents on earth. Although they are extensively studied, there is not much known about their evolutionary history. An organism’s evolutionary history is shaped by several different factors. Evolutionary histories are unique, though those of organisms which have a similar lifestyle and inhabit the...