Uppsala University | Sweden
EMBO 2004 | CouC 10–13
My group studies the evolution of bacterial genomes. Our goal is to understand the mutational mechanisms and evolutionary forces underlying adaptive changes in bacterial genomes. A major focus is on reductive genome evolution, which is a characteristic feature of host-adapted bacteria. We also study environmental bacteria with small genomes. A long-term goal is to understand the origin and evolution of mitochondria.
Keywords: Molecular evolution / microbial genomics / pathogens / symbionts / mitochondria