Ricardo C Rodríguez de la Vega

Ricardo C Rodríguez de la Vega
Université Paris-Sud 11 | Paris 11 · Laboratoire d'Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

PhD

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Additional affiliations
March 2014 - present
Université Paris-Sud 11
Position
  • Chercheur Contractuel CNRS
March 2012 - February 2014
Université Paris-Sud 11
Position
  • RBUCE-UP / Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow
September 2011 - February 2012
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Position
  • Senior Visiting Scientist

Projects

Projects (4)
Project
This project aims at understanding the genomic processes underlying host adaptations of the ants-specific fungi from the species complex Ophiocordyceps unilateralis sensu lato by using a population genomics approach. This knowledge will contribute to the understanding of adaptive evolution, which is a major topic in evolutionary biology, and has potential applications in the development of fungal biological control agents against insect pests. Strains of O. unilateralis specific to three different ant species will be isolated from Thailand and their genomes will be sequenced, to identify the genomic changes involved in adaptation, e.g., the genes with signatures of positive selection or specific to particular hosts. Various sampling sites will allow inferences on the recent demographic history that could blur the footprint of positive selection.
Project
Study of genetic and evolutionary processes underlying population divergence in anther smut fungi (Microbotryum genus)