Coevolution Research Group

本组介绍

中国科学院西双版纳热带植物园创新基地协同进化研究组始建于2000年。全组由中青年组成,以青年科技人员为主,在读博士和硕士研究生10多人。研究组立足于生物资源丰富的西南地区,瞄准相关学科发展的前沿热点问题,通过积极参与国际竞争,逐渐形成了自己的特色。 

协同进化是生物进化的一种类型,它包括各种生命活动过程中关系密切的两类生物在进化过程中发生的相互变化,即一个物种的性状作为对另一个物种性状的反应而进化,而后一物种的这一形状本身又是作为对前一物种性状的反应而进化。研究组以进化生态学为主要研究方向,从生态学的各个方面去阐明生物间协同进化的现象与机理。研究内容:以热带和亚热带生态系统中的重要生物类群为主要研究对象,应用动物生态学、植物生态学、化学生态学和分子生物学等多学科间的交叉、综合研究手段与方法,从不同的深度和广度、宏观与微观入手探讨重要生物类群间在系统发育进化过程中互惠共生、共栖、寄生、竞争、适应等相互关系,掌握它们之间协同进化机理,探讨物种进化的本质和过程,为生物多样性的保护和持续利用提供科学依据。 

研究组主要研究重点: 

一、两类相互作用的生物在生态学、行为学、生物学规律上的协同进化机理。 

二、两类相互作用的生物化学信息传递及协同进化机理。 

三、两类相互作用的生物遗传信息传递及协同进化机理。 

Coevolution Research Group 

Coevolution is a type of biological evolution. It is a series of reciprocally induced evolutionary changes between two ecologically interacting species (or group), which are intimate in their living activities. That is, coevolution is the changes in the characteristics of one species (or group) in response to the characteristics changes in another. As a research team engaged mainly in evolutionary ecology, Coevolution Research Group (CRG) aims at the mechanism elucidation of coevolutionary phenomena amid organisms. Taking some important groups of the organism in tropical and subtropical ecosystems as the major research materials and integrating methodologies of animal ecology, plant ecology, chemical ecology and molecular biology, CRG is carrying out researches to discover the phenomena of mutualism, symbiosis, parasitism, predation, competition and adaptation occurred in the processes of systematic development and evolution, to understand the mechanisms of coevolution between interacting organisms, and to explore the essence and process of the evolution of species in micro and macro scopes. The ultimate aim of CRG is to provide scientific basis for the efficient conservation and sustainable utilization of biodiversity.
Current research focuses: 

1 Coevolutionary mechanisms of interacting organisms in ecology, behavior and biological phenology 

2 Chemical communication and coevolutionary mechanisms of interacting organisms 

3 Genetic transmission and coevolutionary mechanisms of interacting organisms 

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