Project A6

Predictability of E. coli evolution in the mammalian gut (associated)

Isabel Gordo, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência | web | email

This project studies the predictability of Escherichia coli evolution in the natural environment of the mouse gut. By a combination of experiment and theory, we will study how the microbiota ecology contributes to pattern and pace of evolutionary changes. We will characterize the genetic evolution of the invading strain, its resulting fitness changes, and the concurrent changes in microbiota composition.

Predictability in Evolution

Collaborative Research Center 1310