2022-10-15 - 2023-04-14 | Research area: EvoDevo
The main goal of this thesis is understanding the relationship between genome architecture and levels of sociality in mammal’s species. I integrated information from genomic, life history traits and behavioral sciences corpus into a relational database, for enabling comparative and multivariate analyses. Partial results suggest that genome architecture can be helpful to explain sociality differences between species. My project on the KLI consists in discussing results and integrating the information I got into a framework paper, and maturing the conceptual ideas that enables the study of sociality with an holistic approach, including social, biological and life history traits information, to be used to make inferences about molecular architectures of certain traits, giving insights into the coevolution of genetic and phenotypic traits.