Welcome to the web site of the “Ecology, Evolution, Symbiosis” (Ecologie, Evolution, Symbiose, UMR 7267), which scientific activities revolve around the general theme of host-parasite associations. We study at functional, population and evolutionary levels the interactions between terrestrial crustacean isopods and bacteria of the genus Wolbachia which are able to convert male individuals into females. The laboratory also develops research on the identification of terrestrial and freshwater crustaceans as bioindicators and the role of symbiosis in the quality of continental ecosystems.

D. Bouchon, Head of the laboratory

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